Confusion has rocked Kano State Shari’ar Court Division, following the alleged missing of N345m belonging to orphans that was deposited in IBTC Bank, under the custody of Shari,a courts and subject to be inheritance by different Heirs.
Speaking to Freedom Radio, the Kano State Shari’ar Court Chief Registrar Sheikh Haruna Khalil confirmed missing of the money
” I can confirm to you that a committee was set up with the view to investigate the incident. Also the matter is before Kano State Public Complaints and Anti Corruption Commission for discreet investigation” the Chief Register explained to Freedom Radio.
Sheikh Haruna Khalil stated that the N345m is subject to be inheritance of Heirs which was deposited in Stanbic IBTC with the strict monitoring by Shari’ar Court but acccording to him only N9m remained from N345m deposited in the Bank Account.
He confirmed that the money was looted by unknown persons after suspected to be forging signatories of the officers who were entrusted to keep the money in the Bank.
A reliable source within Adminstration Section of the Shari’a Division has told our source on the condition of anonymity that the Computers in the section meant to keep all financial records have been stole by unknown persons.
When contacted Dr. Tijjani Yusuf Grand Khadi of Kano State confirmed the incident
” We have already submitted the matter to Kano State Public Complaints and Anti Corruption Commission for investigation.
The Acting Chairman of Anti Graft Agency in Kano Barrister Mahmoud Balarabe the Commission has already commenced action with the view to find the culprits behind the incident
” We have invited the all persons responsible for safe keeping of the money from Shari,a Section to IBTC Stanbic Bank staff
When Freedom Radio contacted Mallam Kabiru Kiru the Manager of Stanbic IBTC refused to comment on the issue, stressing that he is not authorized to speak on the issue.