Court restrains Kano commission from probing Emir Sanusi

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A Federal High Court in Kano has restrained Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission from investigating Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi ll.

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Emir Sanusi dragged the commission to court and sought an order to restrain it from investigating him over alleged land racketeering to the tune of N2. 2bn.

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Also joined in the suit are Kano state Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Chairman of Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission, Barrister Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado and the state Attorney General, Barrister Ibrahim Mukhtar.

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The commission on Thursday served notice of its reresolve to investigate Emir Sanusi over alleged sale of landed properties belonging to Kano emirate.

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Chairman of the commission, Barrister Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado on Thursday said the commission had invited the emir to appear before it on Monday, March 9, 2020 by 10:00am.

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Solicitors to the emir, Dikko & Mahmoud today obtained an interim injunction from a Federal High Court, restraining the commission from investigating the emir.

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The presiding judge, Justice Lewis Allagoa ordered the commission and its Chairman, Barrister Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado to restrain themselves from investigating the emir pending the determination of the case filed before it by the emir.

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The order, dated March 6, 202 and signed by Justice Allagoa, reads in parts: “An interim injunction restraining the 1st and 2nd respondents (Commission and its Chairman) from investigating the affairs of the Applicant pending the hearing of the originating motion.

“An order of interim injunction for the maintenance of the status quo pending the hearing and determination of the originating motion.”

Justice Allagoa has adjourned the case till March 18 for hearing.

The emir in his prayers, requested for an interim injunction restraining the 1st and 2nd respondents (Commission and its Chairman) from investigating the affairs of the applicant pending the hearing of the originating motion.

An order of interim injunction for the maintenance of the status quo pending the hearing and determination of the originating motion.

 

 

 

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