The Kano State House of Assembly on Tuesday said it would not stop its probe of Abdullahi Ganduje, the state governor, over a video of him allegedly collecting bribe.
After videos of the governor allegedly receiving kickbacks went viral, the assembly set up a panel to investigate the issue.
A Kano State High Court had ordered the state House of Assembly’s seven-man panel investigating the $5m bribery allegation against Ganduje to stop further investigations into the matter.
This followed an exparte application filed by the Lawyers For Sustainable Democracy in Nigeria.
In a 23-paragraph affidavit dated November 5, 2018, the group declared the committee illegal.
Also joined in the suit are the chairman of the committee, Baffa Agundi, and the Attorney General of the state, Ibrahim Mukthar.
In his ruling, Justice A.T Badamasi, ordered the parties to maintain the status quo pending the hearing of the motion on notice.
The Judge adjourned the case till November 12, 2018 for hearing.
However, Baffa Dan’Agundi, chairman of the committee said the court order did not stop them from their investigation.
He said, “We have received a court order that we should stop investigating the video clips showing Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, allegedly collecting bribe.
“We had a meeting today at the Assembly and according to our understanding; the court didn’t stop us from investigating the allegations; the court only said status quo be maintained. As such, we will continue with our work.”