The case involving former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II and Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) could not proceed at the Federal High Court, Kano on Wednesday.
This was because the 3rd and 4th respondents in the case (the state attorney-general and the state governor respectively) applied to the court to extend time for them within which they would file their counter affidavit and written address in response the former emir’s originating summons of march 6, 2020.
Since Sanusi’s lawyers did not oppose the application of the governor and attorney-general, the case was adjourned to Monday, March 23, 2020 for hearing to commence.
Sanusi had approached the court on the 6th of March, 2020 seeking to halt PCACC’s invitation to him on the 5th day of March, 2020 to come and explain his role in an alleged land transaction scam.
He wanted the court to set aside the letter of invitation to him while also ordering that PCACC be perpetually restrained from further investigating him, basing his application on breach of his fundamental human rights to fair hearing.
PCACC said it was only investigating allegations of fraud in the land transaction in Darmanawa in the state metropolis in which it alleged that over half a billion naira may have been siphoned through proxy.