Court fixes judgment in Sanusi’s suit


A Federal High Court sitting in Kano, has fixed May 7 to deliver judgment in a suit filed by the deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, seeking an order restraining the Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) from investigating him.

The exparte motion is seeking the court to stop the PCACC, its Chairman Muhyi Rimingado, Attorney-General of Kano State and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje from investigating him.

The court had on March 6 restrained the PCACC from investigating Sanusi and ordered the maintenance of status quo pending the hearing of the matter.

The respondents in the suit are: the Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission, Muhyi Rimingado, Attorney-General of Kano State and the Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje.

When the case came up for hearing, counsel to the applicant, Maliki Kuliya, filed a 14-paragraph counter-affidavit dated and filed on March 20, attached with four exhibits.

“The Kano anti-graft agency did not give Sanusi fair hearing, by giving him time and facility that he requires to defend himself, so in pursuant to Section 36 of the fundamental human rights, we urge the court to grant all our prayers.”

Counsel to the first and second respondents, Usman Fari, also filed a four-paragraph counter- affidavit to the originating motions dated March 12, supported by one exhibit and also a written address.

Justice Lewis Allogoa adjourned the suit till May 7 for judgment.

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