A Kano High Court sitting in Gezawa town yesterday ordered the Nigerian Bar Association(NBA) to investigate Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso’s lawyer, Barrister Okechukwu Eze, over what the court described as “unethical misconduct”.
Kwankwaso’s lawyer, Eze, had sued the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), praying the court to restrain the EFCC from arresting his principal over a petition filed by Kano Concerned Pensioners.
In his ruling, the presiding judge, Justice Mohammad Yahaya said the lawyer filed a suit asking the court to restrain EFCC from arresting Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso without the consent of the former Kano governor.
The court ordered that status quo ante should be maintainedand struck out the case.
However, our correspondent gathered that the former governor denied the suit filed by the lawyer, saying he never asked Eze to file any suit on his behalf.
Kwankwaso in a statement signed by his principal private secretary, Muhammad Inuwa Ali, said “I was not arrested by EFCC andI was not under house arrest or prevented from discharging my legislative duties or personal duties by any agency”.
Kwankwaso appealed to his political supporters to disregard the rumours being peddled against him by his detractors.