A Federal High Court in Kano has issued an ex-parte order suspending the activities of two judicial commissions of inquiry established by the Kano state government to investigate the administration of former Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf had inaugurated the commissions last month to probe alleged cases of misappropriation of public funds, political violence, and missing persons during Ganduje’s tenure from 2015 to 2023, before he became the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The court order, which came in response to an ex-parte motion filed by Ganduje, listed the two justices heading the commissions, the Kano state attorney general, the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, and the National Judicial Council (NJC) as respondents.

Justice S.A. Amobeda, who granted the order, restrained the two justices from exercising executive functions assigned to them by the governor in courtrooms designated for adjudicating disputes in Kano. The order also directed the commissions to halt any further proceedings until the court hears and determines the case.

The court has scheduled an expedited hearing for May 28 to further address the matter.





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