The Kano Emirate Council on Monday says Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II inherited about N1.9bn from his predecessor, the late Alhaji Ado Abdullahi Bayero and not N6bn that is bandied around.
The Walin Kano, Alhaji Mahe Bashir Wali stated this while denying allegation that the Emirate spent the N6 billion left behind by the former Emir.
Giving an account of the money inherited by the former CBN governor, Wali at the Emir’s Palace told newsmen that N108 million was paid to the heirs of the late Emir, N152m was used to procure furniture for the Palace, among others.
Wali, however, admitted report that the emir bought two bullet proof cars at the cost of N142, 800, 000.00 saying the acquisition of the car was based on security.
He said, “After the demise of the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, Peace Be Upon him, all his belongings, including the furniture were removed and distributed to his heirs in accordance with Islamic injunction.
“The sum of N108m was also paid to the heirs of the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero by the Emirate Council in respect of his personal cars inherited by the present Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi 11. The cars now form part of Kano Emirate Council fleet of vehicles in the Palace.”
Speaking on the bullet proof cars, he said, “This was as a result of an attack on the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji (Dr.) Ado Bayero on his way back from Murtala Muhammad Mosque to the Palace.”