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Ganduje Corruption Trial Adjourned Over Improper Service of Court Order

Justice Na’abba of the Kano High Court has adjourned Ganduje’s corruption case to the 29th of April for hearing.

Justice Usman Na’abba of the Kano State High Court has fixed the 29th of April, 2024 for hearing on whether respondents in the case between the Kano state government and the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Abdullahi Ganduje, can be served by substituted means.

Ganduje, who was the immediate past Governor of Kano state, alongside his wife Hafsat and his Son, Umar Ganduje, were absent at the court, due to improper service of court order on him and the seven others.

Counsel to the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, Bar. Y. A. Adamu told the court that they could not serve the respondents personally but, prayed the court to allow respondents be served through substituted means.

However, counsel to the sixth respondent, (Lamash Properties), Nuraini Jimoh argued that the law insists that in a criminal case, the respondent involved must be served personally.

He further explained that even his client has not been served personally, thereby arguing that all the respondents needed to be served personally as the case is not a civil case but a criminal one.

But, Counsel to the Anti Corruption Commission argued that they have the legal backing to serve the respondents through substituted experte according to their submission.

As a result, Justice Na’abba adjourned the case to the 29th of April for hearing.

It could be recalled, the Kano State Government dragged Ganduje, his wife, Hafsat Umar, his Son, Umar Abdullahi, and five others to the court over 8 charges bothering on misappropriation, and diversion of funds during his eight-year tenure in office.

Ahmad Sorondinki in Kano

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