Court stops Kano Assembly from probing Ganduje bribery allegation


A Kano high court has restrained the Kano State House of Assembly from investigating the bribery allegation against Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

Justice A.T. Badamasi gave the order while ruling on an ex-parte application filed  by  the National Coordinator of Lawyers for Sustainable Democracy in Nigeria.

Justice Badamasi granted the application filed on behalf of the group  by a lawyer, Nuraini Jimoh.

Joined as defendants in the suit are the Kano State House of Assembly, the House committee investigating the allegation against Governor Ganduje, and the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice in the state.

He told the court that the respondents would be served before the close of work  while the hearing of the case should be accelerated.

Justice Badamasi also issued a four-day ultimatum for the respondents to defend  the suit and ordered the parties involved to ‘maintain status quo ante’ pending the hearing of the motion on notice.


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