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  • Updated: April 17, 2024

Corruption trial: Why Ganduje, family were absent in court — Counsel

Corruption trial: Why Ganduje, family were absent in court �

Counsel to embattled Former Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Nureini Jimoh, SAN, has revealed why his client and his family were absent in court to face trial on corruption charges.

Allnews.ng recalls that Ganduje who is equally the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was charged to court alongside his wife, Hafsat and son, Umar by the Kano State Government on allegations of corruption and misappropriation of public funds.

The counsel told the Kano State High Court on Wednesday that his client had not been served with the charges personally to appear before the court.

When the presiding Judge, Justice Usman Na’abba asked why, the counsel to the Kano State Government, Y. A. Adamu said they could not serve the respondents personally.

Meanwhile, when Adamu attempted to move a motion seeking to serve the respondents through substitute means, the counsel to Ganduje objected.

Jimoh also told the Kano State Government to serve his client charges through the right channel. 

He equally vowed to approach the Court of Appeal should the counsel to the state government insist on serving the charges through substituted means.

Justice Na'Abba adjourned the case for further hearing till April 29, 2024.

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