A Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Monday dismissed an application by the deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, seeking to stop an investigation into his alleged involvement in the sale of land belonging to the Kano Emirate Council.
Justice Lewis Allogoa in dismissing the application said the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti Corruption Commission could proceed with its investigation as the fundamental human right of the deposed Emir would not be infringed upon.
Sanusi had earlier in March, through his counsel, Nuremi Jimoh, filed an ex–parte motion praying the court to stop the Commission from investigating him, pending the hearing of the originating motion.
The defendants in the application are the Kano State Public Complaint and Anti Corruption Commission, its chairman, Muyi Magaji Rimin Gado, Kano State Attorney General and Kano State governor.
The chairman, Gado, said they are investigating the former Emir over a N2.2 billion land deal, among other matters.