A Federal High Court sitting in Kano, on Friday, dismissed the preliminary report of the Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-corruption Commission’s case against Muhammad Sanusi II, the emir of Kano, recommending that he should be suspended.
The commission told the court to sanction Sanusi’s suspension, pending investigations into alleged financial misappropriation of the emirate’s funds.
The emir had sued PCACC, the state governor, 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.
Justice O.A Egwuatu, delivering the judgement, noted that the PCACC did not give the emir an opportunity to be heard before releasing the report on him.
Consequently, the court awarded a sum of N200, 000 as damages to Sanusi.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Kano State High Court, presided over by Justice Sulaiman Na-Mallam, had also restrained the PCACC from continuing with its investigation against the monarch.