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Court dismisses Kano anti-corruption agency’s case against Emir Sanusi, awards him N200,000 damages

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A Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Friday dismissed the preliminary report of the Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-corruption Commission recommending the suspension of the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, pending investigations into alleged financial misappropriation of the emirate’s funds.

The emir had sued PCACC, the governor of Kano State and the state Attorney-General over what he described as a breach of his fundamental right to fair hearing and contrary to the rules of natural justice.

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Delivering the judgement, Justice O. A. Egwuatu said PCACC did not give the emir an opportunity to be heard before releasing the report on him.

The court equally awarded him a sum of N200, 000 as damages.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Kano State High Court presided by Justice Sulaiman Na-Mallam had also restrained the state PCACC from continuing with its investigation against Mr Sanusi.

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