Court halts probe of Kano ex-gov, Ganduje

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano, presided over by Justice Simon Amobeda has given an interim order restraining the two commissions of inquiry instituted by the Governor of Kano State, Abba Yusuf from conducting any further proceedings until after the determination of the suit instituted by a former governor of Kano State and current National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC Dr Umar Abdullahi Ganduje.

Justice Amobeda issued “An order of interim injunction restraining the 4th and 5th Defendants/Respondents from performing the executive functions assigned to them by the Governor of Kano State in Court Rooms meant to adjudicate disputes between persons and authorities in Kano, pending the hearing and determination of the instant suit.”

The judge issued the interim order after reviewing the affidavit supporting the ex parte application, which was sworn to by Idris Abdullahi Dawakin Tofa, a Nigerian male adult residing at No. 7 Haile Selassie Crescent, Asokoro, Abuja, FCT.

The application included annexures labeled as Exhibits A-C and a Written Address by the Applicant’s Counsel, Abdulrrazaq A. Ahmed, Esq.

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The court further gave the respondents a period of five days from the date of receiving the court order and documents to file their response.

The Respondents in the suit are the National Judicial Council, Revenue Mobilisation Allocation And Fiscal Commission, Attorney-General of Kano State, Hon. Justice Farouk Lawan Adamu, and Hon. Justice Zuwaira Yusuf.

Justice Amobeda consequently fixed 28th May, 2024, for hearing.

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