Kano State Government has withdrawn its suit seeking to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from investigating former governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
The suit was filed at the Federal High Court, Kano, to prevent EFCC from investigating Ganduje.
However, the Daily Post reports that a letter dated 4th July 2023 which was addressed to Sanusi Musa, SAN, signed by the state’s attorney general and commissioner for justice, Haruna Isa Dederi, contained the notice of withdrawal of the suit submitted before the court.
“We write to notify you that Kano State Government and the Attorney General of Kano State wish to debrief you of the earlier instructions, given to you to handle the case NO: FHC/ KN/71/2023 between Attorney General of Kano State and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)”, Dederi stated in the letter.
The letter stated that Sanusi Musa, SAN, and his team members are instructed not to take any further steps on the matter, either by appearing in court or filing any processes regarding the case.
The state government had issued a fiat instrument to restrain EFCC from investigating the controversial dollar video under the former governor through the Ministry of Justice.
In June, Muhuyi Magaji, chairperson of the Kano Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) said the agency will re-open its investigation into alleged corruption by the immediate past governor of the state, Abdullahi Ganduje.