Kano court stops EFCC from arresting Kwankwaso and his associates


A Kano State High Court, presided over by Justice Yusuf Ubale Muhammad, has issued an interim order restraining the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from arresting, detaining, harassing or intimidating the candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) as President of Kano State. in the 2023 general elections, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, along with seven others.

The decision came after an ex parte application was filed in court on June 5, 2024. The applicants in the case include NNPP, Dr. Ajuji Ahmed, Dipo Olayanku, Ahmed Balewa, Chief Clement Anele, Lady Folashade Aliu, eng. Buba Galadima and Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.

They requested the court’s protection against possible actions by the EFCC which they considered to be violations of their fundamental rights.

Justice Muhammad’s order specifically restrained the EFCC and its representatives from resorting to any form of coercion against the applicants, thereby securing their liberty until the court hears the application on notice.

“An order of interim injunction is hereby granted, restraining the defendant, either by himself or by his agents, representatives, friends or anyone acting on his behalf, from arresting, detaining, harassing, intimidate, invite or infringe in any way. fundamental rights of the petitioners, pending the hearing and decision on the petition on notice already filed,” the judge said.

The judge further ordered that all relevant documents and the interim order be promptly served on the EFCC before the next court date.

The matter was adjourned to June 24, 2024 for hearing of the motion on notice.