A Kano High Court on Thursday restrained the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) from arresting former Kano state Governor, now, senator, Rabi’u Kwankwaso. The order, which Kwankwaso sought from the court, temporarily bars the anti-graft agency from acting on a petition alleging he misappropriated N9billion pension fund while in office.
The Judge, Mohammed Yahaya, asked the EFCC to maintain status quo until the reason for the former’s application is determined.
Kwankwaso’s lawyer, Okechukwu Eze, said the probable arrest has impeded Kwankwaso’s legislative duties.
“My client has been in his house over the threat of arrest by the EFCC and has been denied the liberty to perform his legislative duties as mandated by voters of Kano Central Senatorial District”, he stated.
“We express fear that Kwankwaso’s right to liberty, freedom of movement as guaranteed under the constitution is likely to be violated by EFCC.”
The judge adjourned the matter to July 15, for further hearing.
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