Justice A. T. Badamasi of a Kano High Court has adjourned the suit between the National Coordinator of Lawyers for Sustainable Democracy in Nigeria, Mohammed Zubair; the House of Assembly, the Chairman of a seven-man committee probing the allegation, Baffa Babba Dan Agundi, and the state Attorney-General till December 6 for judgment.
Zubair had sued the defendants, seeking an order of interlocutory injunction to stop the House of Assembly and its agents from investigating the alleged $5 million kickback involving Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
When the matter came up for hearing yesterday, counsel to the plaintiff, Nuraini Jimoh, argued that the Assembly has no powers to probe the criminal allegations against the governor.
According to him, the Assembly only has the powers to make laws, establish an anti-graft agency to probe such matters.
Justice Commissioner Ibrahim Muktar, who is also the third defendant in the matter, aligned with Jimoh.