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ABDULLAHI
V.
THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF KANO STATE & ORS

(2014) JELR 39748 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/K/185/2006 ·  3 Feb 2014 ·  Nigeria
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Abdullahi v. Gov., Kano State (2014) 16 NWLR (Pt. 1433) 213
CORAM
THERESA NGOLIKA ORJI-ABADUA JCA ITA GEORGE MBABA JCA HABEEB ADEWALE OLUMUYIWA ABIRU JCA

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1st defendant
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governor of kano state
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kano state high court
recommendations of the 4th defendant
respect of issue no.
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clear breach of the plaintiffs
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investigation of the allegation of oppression
involved imputation of criminal conduct
issue of the competence
judge of the high court of kano state
judgment of the lower court
minutes of the three man investigation panel
order of court
purported dismissal of the plaintiff
recommendation of the 4th defendant
said allegation of oppression
said decision
statements of claim
tangled web of misconduct

THERESA NGOLIKA ORJI-ABADUA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Appellant was the plaintiff at the lower court. He was appointed and sworn in as a Judge of High Court of Kano State in 1993. The employment was pensionable with a monthly salary that comprises several allowances and other perquisites of the office. His travail stemmed from one Alhaji Aminu Nabegu who allegedly planted some cash in his Judge's Chambers and then turned round to accuse him of having demanded and accepted bribe from him. A complaint was lodged and he was later arraigned on a three count Charge No. K/ANTC/CR3/2002 by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission. He was tried but was eventually discharged and acquitted, though an appeal had been lodged against the said decision. However, on the 31st May, 2004, the Appellant was served with a Letter of Dismissal dated the 27th May, 2004 from the Governor of Kano State stating he was dismissed from collecting bribe of ₦100,0…

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