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Kano state government’s probe on Ganduje halted by court order


Kano state government’s probe on Ganduje halted by court order

A Federal High Court in Kano has issued an ex-parte order putting a stop to the proceedings of the two commissions of enquiry established by the Kano state government to investigate the governance of the immediate past governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf had inaugurated these judicial commissions of inquiry last month to look into cases of misappropriation of public property, political violence, and missing persons spanning from 2015 to 2023, during Ganduje’s tenure as governor and now the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The commissions, led by Justices Zuwaira Yusuf and Faruk Lawan, had already started their hearings.

In response to an ex-parte motion filed by Ganduje, the two justices, the Kano state attorney general, Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, and the National Judicial Council (NJC) were named as respondents.

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Granting the order, Justice S.A. Amobeda, restrained the two justices “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 also granted an order “directing the two commissions of inquiry instituted by the Governor of Kano State from conducting any further proceedings until after the determination of the instant suit.”

It was also ordered that the case will be given an accelerated hearing and was subsequently adjourned to May 28 for hearing.

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