N2.2Bn Alleged Land Scam: Former Kano Emir Appeals Judgement

*HRH Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
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By Segun Ade
The Dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi ll, has appealed the judgement delivered at a Federal High Court, Kano, claiming that his fundamental human right was infringed upon by Kano Public Complaints and the state’s anti-corruption body.
In a Motion on Notice, the former Emir’s counsel Dikko and Muhmud, said: “On 8th June, 2020,,Court 1, Federal High Court sitting in Kano presided over by Hon. Justice A. Lewis-Allagoa, delivered a judgment dismissing suit No. FHC/KN/CS/54/2020 instituted by His Highness, Muhammad Sanusi II, CON seeking for the enforcement of his fundamental right to fair hearing.
They said, “As counsel to His Highness, we were not informed of the date the judgment was to be delivered; nonetheless, we have obtained the Certified True Copy of the judgment on the 10th day of June, 2020 and have studied it.”
“We have the instruction of His Highness to appeal the decision and after studying the decision, we have on the 10th instant filed a Notice of Appeal challenging the decision of the Federal High Court delivered on the 8th June, 2020.”
They added that, ” In addition to the notice of appeal, we have also filed an Application for Injunction pending the hearing of our client appeal.”
“We are optimistic that the appeal has merits and the facts and the law before the Court of Appeal are in favour of our client, and same will be pursued to a logical conclusion by our client.”
Dikko and Muhmud said, “based on the foregoing therefore, all further actions in respect of the subject matter of the appeal are automatically put on-hold and all parties should stay any action and not to take any precipitated step that will foist a fait accompli on the Court of Appeal.
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