GandujeGate : Lawyer Asks Court To Refer Case To ICPC

A lawyer, Barr. Abubakar Sani, has filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Kano, praying the court to stop the Kano State House of Assembly from continuing its ongoing investigations into the bribery allegations levelled against  Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

Barr. Abubakar Sani, in his suit marked FHC/KN/CS/167/2018 and which was filed on November 9, contended that the House of Assembly lacked the power to carry out such a probe.

He also urged the court to hold that the Code of Conduct Bureau is the only body constitutionally competent to undertake such an investigation.

Barr. Abubakar Sani said the provisions of paragraphs 6(1)&(2), 12 of the Code of Conduct for Public Officers contained in Part 1 of the 5th Schedule to the Constitution  of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 empower only the CCB established by Section 153(1) of the Constitution  to investigate such allegations.

Sani joined the Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly and the Attorney-General of the state as the two defendants in the suit.