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Kano High Court Orders EFCC Not to Arrest Kwankwaso

Kano State High Court sitting at Gezawa yesterday ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) not to arrest the immediate past governor of the state, Alhaji Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso.
The presiding judge of the court, Justice Mohammad Yayaha, ordered all the parties in the suit to maintain the status quo.
He said: “It is hereby ordered that an order directing all parties to maintain status quo pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice is hereby granted as prayed.”
Kwankwaso had through his counsel, Mr. Okechukwu Eze on Wednesday, the called for the court to restrain EFCC from any attempt to arrest him, on the allegation of mismanagement of pension funds.
He said: “My client has been in his house over the threat of arrest by the EFCC and has been denied the liberty to perform his legislative duties as mandated by voters of Kano central district. “
Kwankwaso’s attorney further told the court that the EFCC action emanated from a petition by “unregistered association that has no written address,” as he pointed out that he was in court to halt the likely “anticipation of violation” of his client’s rights. 
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