Court Prevents Kano Assembly From Investigating Governor Ganduje

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

SAN FRANCISCO, December 06, (THEWILL) – A Kano State High Court, presided by Justice Ahmad Badamasi, has ruled that Kano State House of Assembly has no power to investigate the $5 million bribery allegation against Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

Delivering the judgement on Thursday, the judge said collecting bribe from contractors is a criminal offence in section 115 and 116 of penal code, and the House has no capacity to investigate criminal offences.

He said investigating criminal offence is the function of agencies under executive arms such as police, the EFCC and the ICPC.

The judge therefore gave an order restraining the House from interviewing or inviting any person on the bribery allegation against Ganduje as published by the Daily Nigerian newspaper.

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