Court Bars Kano Anti-garft Agency, Police, Others From Arresting Ganduje, Children

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano has restrained the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC), the police, State Security Service (SSS), and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC) from arresting former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, his family members and his ex-appointees.

The court’s restraining order to the security agencies came after Ganduje was invited by PCACC to answer questions on the implicating dollar videos.

Justice A. Liman, the presiding judge, granted an ex-parte order against the respondents from arresting Ganduje following an application on fundamental enforcement of rights to fair hearing filed by the ex-governor on Friday, July 7.

It reads: “That an order is granted restraining the respondents whether by themselves or acting through their officers, men, operatives, privies, or any person or group of persons whosoever described from harassing, intimidating, inviting, threatening to arrest, arresting, detaining the applicant, or his children or any member of his family or any appointee who served under the Administration of the Applicant or forcefully taking over of the applicant’s properties or his children or any member of his family, or his appointee who served under the Administration of the Applicant pending determination of the Applicant’s substantive Originating Motion in this matter.

“That 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.

“That the respondents shall be served with the Motion 36 hours from today.”

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