The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has sacked his Palace Secretary, Isa Sanusi Bayero, popularly called Isa Pilot, for allegedly playing the role of a mole in the emirate.
LEADERSHIP reports that a senior figure in the emirate, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the sacked secretary masterminded most of the negative stories that leaking information from the palace.
According to the source, the Palace Secretary leaked all the financial dealings of the emirate to an online publisher, adding that his actions fanned the recent crisis between Emir Sanusi, the Kano State government and the State House of Assembly.
He said that a day to the suspension of the Emir’s probe by the State Assembly, the sacked secretary was seen packing from the office he has been an occupant since the time of the late Emir Ado Bayero.
Another source, who worked under Isa Pilot confirmed corroborated the story; saying: “It’s no longer news in the palace that the ex-Palace Secretary was antagonistic to Emir Sanusi, and was responsible for most of the leaks coming out of the palace.
The recent rift between Emir Sanusi and Kano State government exposed the mole role so much to the level of leaking official documents to the media,” he said.
It was also gathered that the Emir’s younger brother – Mustapha Lamido Sanusi, the newly appointed ‘Falaki of Kano’ and also an in-law to late Emir Ado Bayero, has taken over as the Palace Secretary with immediate effect.