• July 26, 2021

Sanusi’s Request To Stop Probe Into Alleged Land Scam Dismissed by Court

By Bonita Onyeka (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The application of deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, seeking to stop the Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) from probing a petition against him over a N2 billion alleged land scam, has been dismissed by the Federal High Court sitting in Kano,

Justice Ambrose Lewis-Allagoa, the trial judge, in his judgment on Monday, June 8, 2020, said that a court of law could not stop a legally constituted body from performing its duties, adding that Sanusi’s fundamental human rights, as guaranteed under Section 36(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), had not been abused by the inquiry of the commission.

The dethroned Emir of Kano had approached the court on March 6, 2020, seeking to stop PCACC’s summons on him to appear before it to clarify his alleged involvement in the said land transaction scam, asking the court to state that PCACC had breached his fundamental human Right to Fair Hearing by denying him facilities and reasonable time to put together appropriate response to its allegations against him, urging the court to restrain PCACC from further investigating him.

PCACC’s lawyer, Usman Fari, submitted during the hearing, that the commission was only investigating accusations of fraud in a land transaction in Darmanawa, in the state metropolis, in which  over N500 million was supposedly embezzled via a front believed to be representing the deposed Emir

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