A Kano High Court on Monday upheld its earlier order halting the state House of Assembly Investigative Committee from investigating the bribery allegation against Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
The court also ordered all other parties involved in the investigation of the bribery allegation to maintain status quo ante, pending the determination of the originating summon.
The originating summon was filed by Mr Mohammed Zubair, the National Coordinator of Lawyers for Sustainable Democracy in Nigeria.
When the case came up for hearing, counsel to the plaintiff, Kalid Abdullatif, said that going by the Rules of the Court, the application restraining the Kano state House of Assembly from further investigation of the bribery allegation, still subsist.
He further argued that the act of the lawmakers to have constituted a Committee to investigate the bribery allegation against Governor Ganduje remains, “unconstitutional.”
However, counsel to the Kano state House of Assembly, Mohammed Waziri, described his clients as law-abiding citizens who would not breach the law in any way.
The presiding Judge, Justice Ahmed Badamasi thereafter adjourned the case to Nov. 21, for hearing of the originating motion on summon. Governor Ganduje is facing the state assembly’s investigation following the release of a video allegedly showing him collecting kickbacks from contractors.