Justice Zainab Bage Abubakar of the Federal Excessive Courtroom sitting in Kano right this moment June 13, 2018 refused an software by a former governor of Kano State Malam Ibrahim Shekarau for the discharge of his worldwide passport to allow him journey to Saudi Arabia for lesser hajj.
Shekarau approached the court docket with a movement on discover dated 28 Might, 2018 praying the court docket to direct its Deputy Chief Registrar to launch his Worldwide Passport to allow him journey to Saudi Arabia from Might 30 to June 23, 2018 for lesser hajj.
In response to the movement, counsel for the respondent, Johnson Ojogbane filed a 9 paragraph counter affidavit opposing the movement. When the case got here up right this moment for listening to, counsel to Shekarau, Abdul Adamu moved his software and adopted the written deal with connected to the appliance in his argument.
Ojogbane then again moved his 9 paragraph counter affidavit urging the court docket to refuse the appliance.
Justice Abubakar in her ruling held that “after due consideration of the movement of the defendant applicant and the counter affidavit of the respondent I deem it pointless to launch the passport of the defendant applicant because it is among the situations within the grant of his bail”. She subsequently refused and dismissed the appliance for lack of benefit.
Shekarau was arraigned by the EFCC alongside two others, Aminu Bashir Wali and one Mansur Ahmed for allegedly conniving to gather the sum of N950,000,000 a part of the $115,000,000 allegedly distributed by the former Minister of Petroleum Sources, Deizani Alison-Madueke for the aim of compromising the 2015 normal election. .