Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Kano Sharia Court officials loot N345 million inheritance deposits

The money was kept in court custody by several families who have yet to resolve disputes over assets left behind by their departed family members.

• September 14, 2021
Abdullahi Ganduje
Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Officials of Kano State Sharia Court have stolen around N345 million said to have been deposited with the court as part of pending inheritance cases.

Freedom Radio in Kano reported that the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission had already commenced investigation into the matter. 

Kano Sharia Court Grand Khadi Tijjani Yakasa also confirmed the incident, with the court’s secretary Haruna Khalil saying a probe panel had been raised, Freedom Radio said.

The money was kept in court custody by several families who have yet to resolve disputes over assets left behind by their departed family members.

Officials said the fraud was discovered after the court concluded an inheritance matter and asked officials to release funds to a family.

Officials subsequently discovered that the funds had been depleted and other assets held in court’s trust had also disappeared. Less than N10 million was left in the court’s inheritance hold when the fraud was discovered, the station reported.

Freedom Radio said both court and bank officials have been invited for questioning over their roles in the depletion of the assets.

More from Peoples Gazette

Health

COVID-19 Test: FG imposes travel ban on 2,000 Nigerians, foreigners

The Presidential Steering Committee(PSC) on COVID-19 has banned over 2,000 Nigerians and foreigners from travelling abroad and into the country.

World

Armed robbers who tracked, kidnapped bankers, arrested, jailed

A U.S. court has jailed three bank robbers Antonio Johnson 44, Travis Jackson 37, and Shalundra Johnson, for kidnapping and multiple bank robberies.

Showbiz

BBNaija: Emmanuel emerges head of house as Pere, Angel join other housemates

Emmanuel, Shine Ya Eye housemate of the TV reality show, Big Brother Naija, has emerged head of house for the final week.

Politics

AnambraDecides: Andy Uba cries out against killing of APC members

The APC candidate in the forthcoming Anambra governorship election, Andy Uba, has called on Governor Willie Obiano and the SSS to stop political killings.

Governor Abubakar Bagudu

Politics

While over 80 Kebbi students languish in bandits den, Bagudu says insecurity exaggerated

Kidnapped since June 17, over 80 abducted Kebbi students remain in captivity for 90 days and counting.

Virgil Griffith

World

U.S. citizen nabbed conspiring to assist North Korea evade sanctions

The accused is said to have taught North Korean officials to evade U.S. sanctions by trading cryptocurrency.