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El-Rufai sues Kaduna government and Assembly

The former governor of Kaduna StateNasir El-Rufai, has sued the state government and the state House of Assembly for alleged violation of his rights while investigating the financial management of his administration between 2015 and 2023.

El-Rufai asked the Federal High Court to declare unconstitutional the state assembly report that accused him of embezzling about N423 billion from loans obtained by his administration.

The state House of Assembly had adopted the report of its ad hoc committee that accused El-Rufai of fraud and demanded his prosecution.

Lawmakers accused the former governor of mismanaging about N432 billion of loans obtained by his administration.

The report alleged that the loans were not used for their intended purposes and that, in some cases, due process was not followed in obtaining the loans.

On Wednesday, El-Rufai, who served two terms as governor between 2015 and 2023, filed a fundamental rights application case before the Federal High Court in Kaduna.

His spokesperson, Muyiwa Adekeye, said in a statement that El-Rufai was in court to sign the affidavit supporting his case.



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“His lawyer, AU Mustapha SAN, said El-Rufai appeared before the court as a Nigerian citizen who is entitled to a fair hearing before his rights can be determined by a quasi-judicial or investigative body or tribunal in accordance with the provisions. of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

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“El-Rufai also asked the court to declare that under the provisions of Article 36 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, the Report of the Ad-Hoc Committee on Investigation of Loans, Financial Transactions, Contractual Liabilities and Other Matters Related Kaduna State Government Affairs from May 29, 2015 to May 29, 2023, ratified by the Kaduna State House of Assembly, are unconstitutional and therefore void for violating your right to trial fair guaranteed by the Constitution,” Mr. Adekeye said. in the statement.



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