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Alleged Bribery: Ganduje’s Arraignment Stalled Over Inability To Serve Criminal Charges On Him



The inability of the Kano State Government to serve criminal charges on the National Chairman, All Progressive Congress, APC, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, stalled the arraignment of the former governor and seven others.

Kano State government had recently dragged Ganduje, his wife, son, and five others to court.

The APC National Chairman was on Wednesday, expected to be arraigned alongside his wife, Hafsat Ganduje, his son, Umar Abdullahi Umar, and five others on eight count charges bordering on a $413,000 bribery allegation, diversion, and misappropriation of funds to the tune of N1.38bn, among others.

But when the matter came up before Justice Usman Malam Na’abba, counsel to the Kano State government, Bar. Y. A. Adamu told the court that they could not serve the respondents personally.

Adamu however attempted to move an ex-parte motion application seeking to serve the respondents through substituted means.

But Counsel to the 6th respondent, Bar. Nureini Jimoh SAN, who was the only defendant counsel present objected.

Jimoh told the prosecution to do their homework noting that there is no provision for service on criminal charges by ex-parte motion vowing to challenge such a move at the Court of Appeal.

The Presiding judge, Justice Na’abba however, adjourned the matter till April 29, 2024 for continuation.