Embattled Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, got a breather on Tuesday as a Federal High Court sitting in Kano ordered the state Governor, Abdulahi Ganduje and the State Public Complaints and Anti Corruption Commission not to take any action against him.
Justice Obiara Egwuatu, while ruling on a suit filed by Muhammad Mannir, the Dan Buran Kano, ordered the state government not act on the preliminary report on alleged misappropriation of N3.4 billion by the Kano Emirate Council.
Mannir had approached the court on June 7, seeking an order to restrain Ganduje, the Commission and the state Attorney General or their agents from acting on the preliminary report of the investigation.
Justice Egwuatu, while issuing the restraining order, directed that the respondents be served through a publication in the Daily Trust newspaper and the Attorney General of the state.
The case was adjourned to June 28, for hearing of the motion on notice.
It would be recalled that the Kano State anti corruption commission had indicted the Kano Emirate Council of Misappropriation of funds belonging to the council, recommending that the state government take appropriate action.
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