Nigeria: Court Restrains Kano Anti-Graft Agency From Arresting Emir Sanusi's Aides

Emir Sanusi

A Kano State High Court presided over by Justice S. B Namallam yesterday restrained the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission from arresting Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi's Chief of Staff, Alhaji Munir Sanusi and two others.

Justice Namallam ordered the commission to maintain the status quo pending the hearing of the motion on notice.

He adjourned the case to June 13 for the hearing of the substantive application which should be served on all the parties.

The anti-corruption agency had earlier secured an order for the arrest of three staff of the Kano Emirate Council. They are Alhaji Munir Sanusi, Mujitaba Abba and Sani Muhammad Kwaru.

Contacted, the chairman of the commission, Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado, said: "I was shocked that among the things these people presented to the court was Daily Trust newspaper of today (yesterday) to secure an order to stop the commission from effecting their arrest.

"As law abiding agency, we will comply with the order even though we were only served with an order that was not accompanied by any motion on notice. The order was expected to be accompanied by motion on notice but I was served with only order."

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