02/27/2015 01:54 EST | Updated 04/29/2015 05:59 EDT

Results of audit of African Nova Scotian education council handed to police

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's education minister says preliminary results of a financial audit of the Council on African Canadian Education have been referred to Halifax police.

Karen Casey says the audit is expected to be done in March, but offered no other comment since the matter has been handed over to police.

The Education Department requested the audit after reviews done in 2013 and 2010.

The province said late last year that a review completed last summer alleged that the Halifax-based council was operating outside its legislative mandate.

The review also alleged there were inconsistencies in financial reporting.

The council couldn't immediately be reached for comment.