Court Restrain Kano Anti-corruption Body from Investigating Emir Sanusi

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, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II,

Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano

A Federal High Court in Kano has granted an interim injunction restraining Kano Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission from further investigating Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.

In an exparte order granted by Justice Lewis Allago yesterday, the court instructed the state Anti-Corruption and its Chairman, Mr. Muhuyi Magaji, Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice of Kano State and Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje to maintain status quo pending the hearing and determination of the substantive motion.

The order dated 6th, March, 2020 and signed by the court registrar Bello Nuhu Ahmed, also directed suspension of any attempt by the commission or any acting on its behalf pending the hearing which has been slated for 18th, March 2020.

The seven pages application on the motion of interim order filed by Mr. Nureini Jimoh, counsel to Emir Sanusi, was supported by affidavit of urgency of five pages, which was deposed to by Mahammad Minor Sanusi, Chief of Staff to the Emir of Kano.

The state Anti-Corruption agency on Thursday disclosed fresh investigation on the Emir Sanusi on alleged illegal sale of landed property.

Besides, the commission has issued fresh invitation on the emir to appear before it on Monday 9th of March, 2020, to clear himself of the allegation.

The commission’s investigation came two days after the state House of Assembly directed the House Committee on Public Petition to also investigate petition filed against the monarch.

Although the agency had told journalists that the fresh investigation had nothing to do with the pending matter on alleged mismanagement of N3.4bn, the commission had earlier submitted a report to Kano State government recommending the suspension of the emir.