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Ganduje's funds diversion case transferred to new judge without explanation

The CJ has the power to direct and transfer a case at any stage so far it has not reached the level of judgement.

Abdullahi Ganduje [Leadership]

NAN reports that the case was earlier before Kano High Court 4, presided by Justice Usman Na’abba, and has now been transferred to Kano High Court 7 sitting at Miller Road presided by Justice Amina Adamu-Aliyu.

The Kano State Judiciary Public Relations Officer, Baba Jibo-Ibrahim, confirmed the development in an interview on Thursday in Kano. He said the office of the CJ has the power to direct and transfer a case at any stage so far it has not reached the level of judgement.

Ganduje, alongside his wife, Hafsat Umar, Abubakar Bawuro, Umar Abdullahi Umar, Jibrilla Muhammad, Lamash Properties Limited, Safari Textiles Limited and Lasage General Enterprises Limited are charged with eight charges.

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NAN reports that the state government instituted an eight-count charge bordering on bribery allegations, misappropriation and diversion of public funds running into billions of Naira against the defendants.

However, no date has been fixed for the case before Justice Adamu-Aliyu.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Justice Na’abba had on April 29, fixed May 16, for ruling in an application by the State Government, seeking a substituted service on the respondents.

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