Alleged Misappropriation: Kano CJ Transfers Ganduje’s Case To New Judge


Abdullahi Ganduje

The Kano State Chief Judge, Justice Dije Abdu-Aboki, has transferred the alleged misappropriation and fund diversion charges filed against Abdullahi Ganduje, the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and seven others to a new judge.

NAN reports that the case, earlier filed before Kano High Court 4, presided by Justice Usman Na’abba, 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 transfer a case at any stage so far it has not reached the level of judgment.

Ganduje was charged alongside his wife, Hafsat Umar, and others including Abubakar Bawuro, Umar Abdullahi Umar, Jibrilla Muhammad, Lamash Properties Limited, Safari Textiles Limited and Lasage General Enterprises Limited.

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 re