The Kano State government has questioned the jurisdiction of a Federal High Court sitting in Kano to hear a case on allegation of land scam brought against dethroned Emir Muhammad Sanusi II.
In an exparte motion filed by former Emir Sanusi against the Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission (1st respondent), Muhyi Magaji Rimingado, Attorney-General, Kano State and the Governor as 2nd, 3rd and 4th respondents, the court was asked to restrain the 1st and 2nd respondents (Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission and its Chairman, Muhyi Magaji Rimingado, from investigating the affairs (the applicant) pending the hearing of the originating motion in which the court granted the order and adjourned till March 18.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and the Attorney-General, Ibrahim Mukhtar,
joined in the case as 3rd and 4th respondents have now challenged the jurisdiction of the court to hear the case.
At the resumption of Wednesday court sitting, the plaintiff counsel led by Nasir Dangiri, SAN, informed the court about the application filed by the state Attorney-General, Ibrahim Mukhtar and Governor Ganduje.
The case has been adjourned to March 23 for hearing of the motion challenging the jurisdiction of the court and to also hear the originating motion pending before the court.