Ex-Bauchi gov drags Yuguda to court

By Suzan Edeh

Bauchi—Former Governor of Bauchi State, Ahmed Adamu Muazu has sued his successor, Governor Isa Yuguda following his indictment by a Judicial Commission of Inquiry as well as the White Paper report of the state government which accepted the recommendations of the commission.

The state government had in its White Paper on the issue, accepted the recommendations that ordered the former Governor, Mu’azu, to refund over N2bn to the treasury of Bauchi State Government and barred the former Governor from holding any public office for 10 years.

Joined in the suit against Yuguda were the Bauchi State Government, the  Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, the Judicial Commission of Inquiry, and Justice Bitrus Sanga who headed the commission of inquiry,  A Non-Governmental Organization, the Watch Dog on Leadership Development led by Muhammad Gambo has however, filed an application asking to be joined in the case as an interested party.  Mu’azu who was represented by his Counsel, Mustapha Ahmed and Nasiru Balan asked the court to set aside the said indictments in the white paper as well as for an order to set aside all the legal actions taken by the state government against the former governor.

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In his submissions, Counsel to the NGO, Mr. Sale Bakaro told the court that as concerned citizens of the state, they were interested in the case because the Judicial Commission of Inquiry asked Muazu to refund N2 billion to the government coffers.


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