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Court restrains anti-graft agency from investigating Emir Sanusi

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Justice Ambrose Lewis-Allagoa of the Federal High Court sitting in Kano has granted an interim injunction restraining the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission from Investigating the Emir Muhammad Sanusi II over alleged illegal sales of land belonging to the emirate.

The anti-graft agency, in a statement on Thursday, had ordered the Emir to appear on Monday 9th of March in respect to the allegations brought to it by a whistleblower, on the 29th of December 2019.

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However, on Friday, Justice Ambrose Lewis-Allagoa ordered all parties to maintain status-quo pending hearing and determination of the substantive suit brought before him by the Plaintiff, Emir Muhammad Sanusi.

The Respondents are now expected to be served with the order of the court and other processes through the 1st Respondent, The Nation reported.

Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, Chairman of the Anti Corruption Commission Muhyi Magaji, Attorney General Ibrahim Mukhtar and Governor of Kano state Abdullahi Ganduje were joined in the suit as Defendant.

Counsel for the Emir Nuraini Jimoh moved for the experte order motion which the court granted asking parties to maintain status.

The court then fixed March 18 for hearing on the matter.

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