Kano State Government withdraws suit against EFCC
The Kano State Government has decided to retract its legal action against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that aimed to halt any further investigations, invitations, or interrogations of the immediate past Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje. This development signifies a shift in the government’s stance regarding the case.
Withdrawal notice submitted to Federal High Court Kano
The notice of withdrawal of the lawsuit was officially submitted to the Federal High Court in Kano. The letter, signed by the Kano Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Haruna Isa Dederi, addressed to Sanusi Musa, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), outlined the government’s decision to debrief the legal team and instructed them not to proceed with any court appearances or file any additional processes related to the case.
Former administration’s fiat instrument to restrain EFCC
Previously, under the former governor’s administration, the Ministry of Justice had issued a fiat instrument aimed at restraining the EFCC from conducting investigations into a controversial dollar video. However, with the recent withdrawal of the lawsuit, the Kano State Government has reversed its position, allowing the EFCC to continue its inquiries and interrogations as necessary.