Court stops Governor from probing Predecessor’s alleged N312Bn fraud

by on January 26, 2017
A High Court in Bauchi State has stopped Gover­nor Mohammed Abuba­kar from probing his predecessor, Isa Yuguda over alleged misappro­priation of N213 billion for major contracts in the state.
The court equally ordered a perpetual injunction restraining governor Abubakar ei­ther by himself, agents, or privies from setting up committees, mak­ing and any act enabled by the Bauchi State Re­covery of Government Funds and Property law Cap 3 of 2007.
The presiding judge, Justice Gurama Mah­mood, in a judgement delivered on November 1, 2016, had emphasised that the Bauchi State law is inconsistent with the provision of sections 1, 6, 35, 36 and 44 of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Ni­geria, as amended, as to render the sections null, void and ineffective to the extent of its inconsistency with the provision of the constitution.
It will be recalled that Governor Abubakar had set up a committee to audit major contracts awarded by Yuguda in Ministries, Agencies and Departments, MDAs

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