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APC chairman, wife, six others to appear in court Thursday

Kano govt sue APC chairman, his wife, six others  for misappropriation of billions of naira

Abdullahi Ganduje, The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress(APC), his wife Hafsat, and six others are set to appear before a Kano State High Court on Thursday for charges related to alleged bribery, diversion, and misappropriation of funds amounting to billions of naira.

The Kano State Government initiated the suit before Justice Amina Adamu Aliyu. The respondents were served trial notice on June 5 by the court through substituted means.

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The respondents in the case include Abdullahi Ganduje (1st respondent), his wife Hafsat (2nd respondent), Abubakar Bawuro (3rd respondent), Umar Abdullahi Umar (4th respondent), Jibrilla Muhammad (5th respondent), Safari Textiles Ltd (7th respondent), and Lesage General Enterprises (8th respondent).

Justice Amina Adamu, who presided over the case, granted the order following an application by Zahradeen Kofar-Mata, counsel for the state government, representing the lead prosecution counsel, Ya’u Adamu.

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“This court grants the application for substituted service because it is necessary to ensure the respondents are duly notified of the proceedings,” stated Justice Adamu during the court session.

“The matter is adjourned till July 11, 2024, for hearing, and all parties involved are ordered to present their fiat to the court.”

The hearing is expected to commence at 10am at the Kano State High Court on Thursday.