Court postpones hearing in El-Rufai’s case against Kaduna Assembly

A Federal High Court in Kaduna State has postponed to July 17th the case brought by Nasir El-Rufai, the former governor of the state, against the State House of Assembly and the state attorney general.

El-Rufai is contesting the House committee’s report that contained allegations of wrongdoing against him.

The first respondent, the Kaduna State House of Assembly, represented by Sani Katu (SAN), told the court at the beginning of the case hearing on Monday that they were in the process of submitting a notice of preliminary objection, contesting the court’s jurisdiction to hear the matter.

As a result, the attorney asked for an extension of time so that they could submit all of their applications in relation to the lawsuit that the applicant, Nasir El-Rufai, had brought against his client.

Channels Television reports that Sule Shauaibu (SAN), the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice of Kaduna State and a defendant in the case, also made the plea.

Sule Umoru, the applicant’s attorney, did not object to the request for a delay in processing.

The case was extended to July 17th, 2024 by Justice R.M. AIKAWA so that the respondents could file all of their applications, including the substantive application. This was done after hearing all of the comments made by the counsel.

On June 26, Former governor Nasir El-Rufai, on June 26 filed a complaint in the Federal High Court Kaduna to contest the Kaduna State House of Assembly’s investigation report that implicated him for corruption during his eight years in office.

Among other things, he urged the court to declare the Assembly report illegal for violating his constitutionally granted right to a fair trial because the House had not invited him to respond to all of the accusations made against him.

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