A Kano State high court, presided by Justice Ahmad Badamasi has ruled that Kano State House of Assembly has no power to investigate the $5 million bribery allegation against Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
Delivering the judgement on Thursday, the judge said collecting bribe from contractors is a criminal offence in section 115 and 116 of the penal code, and the House has no capacity to investigate criminal offences.
He said investigating criminal offence is the function of agencies under executive arms such as police, the EFCC and the ICPC.
Mr Badamasi, therefore, gave an order restraining the House from interviewing or inviting any person on the bribery allegation against Mr Ganduje as published by the Daily Nigerian newspaper.
The National Coordinator of Lawyers for Sustainable Democracy in Nigeria, Muhammad Zubair, filed a suit in Kano High Court, praying the court to determine the constitutional competence of the state lawmakers to investigate the allegation of $5million bribery against Mr Ganduje.