Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has commenced investigation into the alleged missing money kept in some bank accounts belonging to the State Sharia Court.
The Acting Executive Chairman of the Commission, Mahmoud Balarabe, said they have invited some staff of the bank and workers at the court for questioning to unravel the truth about the forged signatures used in withdrawing the money.
The missing fund from the Sharia Court accounts has continued to raise a concern among Nigerians on the safety of money kept in banks.
The Chairman of the Kano State Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission said the matter has been brought to their notice, and they have commenced investigation into the matter.
” Ever since the missing money was reported, it has generated a public outrage among residents of the state “
It could be recalled that, than 345 million Naira has been allegedly withdrawn from the account of the Kano State Sharia Court.
However, the chief Registrar of the court, Abubakar Khalil told Newsmen that the money was withdrawn from two separate accounts, using a forged signature. Stated that 100 million Naira was first withdrawn from the account before another 300 million was taken out of the account.
He explained that, they only noticed the missing money when they were about to meet some financial obligations and discovered only nine million Naira left in the account.
When asked about the signatories to the accounts, the Chief Registrar said he and the Director of Finance were signatories to both accounts and claimed that both signatures were forged by the fraudsters. He added that their numbers were disconnected from receiving bank alerts of the transaction.