A Federal High Court in Kano on Tuesday has vacated an interim injunction order restraining the state from borrowing N10b to procure and install Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) security cameras.
Kano First Forum (KFF) Director General, Dr Yusuf Isyaka Rabiu had on July 1 filed a suit seeking an order restraining Kano State Government from borrowing the money.
The Respondents in the suit include the Governor of Kano State, Attorney General of Kano State, Commissioner for Finance, and Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly.
Others contained in the suit are Access Bank, Federal Ministry of Finance, Debt Management Office, and Fiscal Responsibility Commission.
Justice Abdullahi Liman In his ruling on Tuesday, vacated the interim order made on July 1 2022
The order was vacated relying on the basis shown by the applicant, attributed misrepresentation and concealment of material facts.
The Presiding Judge, however, said parties in the suit can proceed to the argument of substantive suit.
He then transferred the case to vacation judge at Federal Capital Territory, as Federal High Court will commence their annual vacation on July 22.
Earlier, the counsel to respondents, Musa Dahuru, Director Civil Litigation Kano State Ministry for Justice argued that the Government needed to borrow the money due to the rising cases of insecurity ranging from banditry to kidnappings.
“The suit lacks misrepresentation and concealment of material facts as well as irregularities,” he added.
Counsel to the Plaintiff, Barrister Badamasi Suleiman, in his written addresses opposed the application filed by the respondent seeking to discharge the interim order it earlier granted restraining the state government from borrowing N10 billion.
He argued that the grounds for his argument was to protect the main suit from being spoiled.