Court restrains police, others from arresting Ganduje

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano has restrained police and other security agencies from arresting former Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, his family members and associates.

DAILY COMMERCE reports that the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) has invited former governor Ganduje for questioning over a video that went viral in 2017, where he was suspected to be receiving bundles of dollar notes offered as bribe from a contractor.

Issuing the order on Friday, the court, presided by Justice A. E. Liman, ruled on application by Ganduje for the enforcement of his fundamental rights to fair hearing, private and family life and to acquire and own property.

The applicant, which listed the Nigeria Police, Inspector-General of Police, Department of State Service, Kano State government, Kano State anti-corruption and public complaint commission, among others, as respondents, in a Motion Exparte filed on 7th July, 2023, urged the court to restrain the respondents from arresting or harassing or him or any of his associates.

“The interim order shall operate pending the hearing of the motion for enforcement of Fundamental Right which is fixed for the 14 of July, 2023,” the Court ordered.

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