A letter of invitation extended to the Kano state Chief Judge, Justice Nura Sagir Umar, by a committee of the state’s House of Assembly has generated confusion in the state.
It was gathered that the committee had in a letter signed by the assembly’s Director of Legal, Barrister Nasidi Aliyu dated July 26th asked the CJ to appear before the committee on July 28th.
The invitation was said to be related to a court order issued by one of the courts, presided over by Justice Sanusi Ado Ma’aji restraining the assembly from further investigation of the suspended anti-corruption chairman, Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado.
It was however gathered that the CJ ignored the invitation as he neither replied nor appeared before the committee on the said date.
The spokesman of the state judiciary, Baba Jibo Ibrahim, told Daily Trust that the CJ decided on his own not to honour or respond to the invitation.
He said the judiciary “decided to keep mute on the issue since it has already passed,” adding that they decided to channel the issue to the chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Kano because they do not want to join issues with the legislators.