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Court Stops Shekarau From Traveling Abroad For Hajj

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Ibrahim Shekarau

The Federal High Court sitting in Kano has refused an software by a former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, for the discharge of his worldwide passport to allow him journey to Saudi Arabia for lesser hajj.

Shekarau was arraigned by the EFCC alongside two others, Aminu Wali and one Mansur Ahmed, for allegedly conniving to gather the sum of N950m as a part of the $115m allegedly distributed by the previous Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, for the aim of compromising the 2015 common election.

An announcement by the spokesman for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Wilson Uwujaren, revealed that Justice Zainab Abubakar declined the request on Tuesday.

As said by the anti-graft company, Shekarau approached the courtroom with a movement on discover dated May 28, 2018.

He urged the courtroom to direct its Deputy Chief Registrar to launch his worldwide passport to allow him journey to Saudi Arabia from May 30 to June 23, 2018, for lesser hajj.

In response to the movement, counsel for the respondent, Johnson Ojogbane, filed a nine-paragraph counter affidavit to oppose the movement.

When the case got here up on June 12 for listening to, counsel to the previous governor, Abdul Adamu, moved his software and adopted the written handle connected to the appliance in his argument.

Ojogbane, however, moved his nine-paragraph counter affidavit, urging the courtroom to refuse the appliance.

Delivering her ruling on the matter, Justice Abubakar held that it was irrelevant to grant the request after listening to the arguments of each events.

The judged subsequently refused and dismissed the appliance for lack of advantage.

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