A Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Friday dismissed the preliminary report of the Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-corruption Commission recommending the suspension of the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, pending investigations into alleged financial misappropriation of the emirate’s funds.

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The emir had sued PCACC, the governor of Kano State and the state Attorney-General over what he described as a breach of his fundamental right to fair hearing and contrary to the rules of natural justice.

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Delivering the judgement, Justice O. A. Egwuatu said PCACC did not give the emir an opportunity to be heard before releasing the report on him.

The court equally awarded him a sum of N200, 000 as damages.

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Earlier on Wednesday, the Kano State High Court presided by Justice Sulaiman Na-Mallam had also restrained the state PCACC from continuing with its investigation against Mr Sanusi.

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