Kumbotso Local Government Council Chairman in Kano State, Alhaji Kabiru Ado Panshekara has been suspended for 14 months over alleged embezzlement of the council’s fund amounting to over N177 million.
Seven out of eight council members of the Local Government Area carried out the suspension of the Chairman for 14 months.
Recalls that elected Council officials tenure in Kano end in the next five months.
Similarly, the councillors passed a vote of confidence on the council’s vice chairman Alh. Sagir Abdul Kadir Panshekara to take over the leadership of the council pending the conclusion of the investigation against the embattled chairman.
A letter of suspension signed by the speaker of the council, Yusuf Ibrahim, said “the action of the legislative arm of the council is sequel to the power vested on its as contained in part IV item (14)(1) of the Kano State local government Law 2006”, which recommends the removal or suspension of Chairman of the council.
Also, the suspension is effective 31st October 2020.
The statement said the chairman was accused of rampant financial misappropriation including N90 million loading and off-loading revenues generated by the council for two years, N54 million tenement rate in the last two years, N18 million released by the state government in 2018 and another N15 million donated to the council by the Alh. Alhassan Dantata for the development of the council between 2019 and 2020.
According to the letter, the legislators also alleged that the chairman illegally disposed of a landed property belonging to the local government including the GSM Panshekara, Yankuba village in Chiranchi ward and Masallacin Idi in Kureken Sani.
However, Solacebase‘s efforts to get a reaction of the embattled Chairman, Alhaji Kabiru Ado Panshekara proved abortive as he did not pick his phone calls and text message sent to him was not replied.