Mr. Ahmad Badamasi, a Judge of the Kano state High Court has on Thursday ruled that Kano State House of Assembly has no power to investigate the $5 million bribery allegation against Mr. Abdullahi Ganduje, the Kano state Governor.
Handing down the verdict, Ahmad said the alleged crime committed by Ganduje is a criminal charge contained in section 115 and 116 of penal code, and because it is a criminal case, the state house of assembly lacks the legal right to investigate crimes and cannot investigate Ganduje.
Anti graft agencies such as police, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and the ICPC have the legal powers to investigate crimes and not the state house of assembly, the judge ruled.
The judge in his ruling gave an order restraining Kano Assembly from investigating Ganduje.
Recall that Daily Nigerian had few weeks ago published a video showing Ganduje, the state Governor collecting bribe from a contractor.
A story the Governor was alleged to have collected $5 million bribe as a kick back.
Ganduje has since denied the video saying it was doctored with an intention to destroy his political career.
His has however sued, Mr. Jaafar Jaafar, publisher of the New Nigerian and the newspaper for a defamation claiming N3 billion damages.