Ganduje, Wife, Others To Be Tried In Absentia, Escape Bench Warrant

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Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

A Kano State High Court, which was presided over by Justice Aminu Adamu Aliyu, has ruled that Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, a former Governor of the state, as well as his wife, and six others should not be issued a bench warrant in a case involving alleged funds diversion.

Justice Amina Adamu Aliyu said she based her decision on the political tension in the state, worrying that some individuals may use the actions of the court to cause mayhem.

She then struck out the prayers for a bench warrant against the former governor and his wife.

However, the Judge said that the defendants whom she knows were served with a substituted means of service but refused to appear in court would be tried even in absentia.

Meanwhile, the Prosecution Counsel, led by Adeola Adediyo SAN, had asked the Court to slam a Bench Warrant on Ganduje, his Wife and six others.

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