A Kano State High Court presided over by Justice Usman Naabba has admitted the former Managing Director, Kano State Agricultural Supply Company (KASCO), Bala Muhammad Inuwa to bail on self recognition, in alleged N4 billion fraud case against him filed by Kano Anti-graft Commission
The Court, similarly granted Inuwa Muhammad (jnr) a son to former MD N10 million with one reliable surety.
When the case came up on Wednesday, for arraignment, the lead defense counsel, Prof. Nasiru Adamu Aliyu, SAN reminded the court of its earlier judgement, in Suit No. K/197/2018 delivered on 21st Nov. 2018 which restrained Anti Corruption Commission from arresting and arraigning a suspect to avoid contravening the power belonging to Federal Government Agency.
The counsel informed the court that Anti Corruption Commission has filed an appeal, challenging the judgement of the court which is currently pending before Court of Appeal, Kano Division.
He however argued that it is abuse of court processes for Kano Anti Graft Commission to file a similar case, while awaiting for verdict of Appeal Court.
The trial judge consquently, fixed 22nd August for hearing on weather to take the plea of the defendants or not.
He ordered all parties to filed and served court processes in respect of the for or against taken plea of the defendants.
He said the court admitted bail to former MD and his son in line with constitutional provisions.
Justice Usman Naabba added that the defendants were detained for 5 days in public complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission’s custody, stressing that bail is constitutional and fundamental rights of the defendants.
Justice Watch News Recalls that the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) on Thursday said it has arrested former Managing Director, Kano State Agricultural Company (KASCO), Bala Muhammad Inuwa, and other defendants over alleged missing of N4 billion belonging to the Kano State Government.