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Kano Emirate: 7 Controversies Trailing Justice Liman by coputa(m): 10:44am On May 27
ORDER ON SANUSI’S INSTALLATION
Justice Liman had on May 24 made an
order restraining Governor Abba Yusuf from enforcing the Kano State Emirate Council Repeal Law, 2019 passed by the state assembly that would see the reinstatement of His Highness Sanusi II.

The order followed an ex parte application filed by Alhaji Aminu Babba Dan Agundi, the Sarkin Dawaki of the Kano Emirate.

The order created a stalemate in the restoration of the new emir in the palace between Emir Sanusi and the deposed Emir Ado Bayero.

The order became a subject of debate as to whether the court has the jurisdiction to entertain the suit being a chieftaincy matter that is only for state high courts after Governor Abba Yusuf vowed to petition the judge for delivering a ruling while in the US.


PETITION ON MISCONDUCT
On May 16, the National Judicial Council (NJC) announced the promotion of 22 judges to the Court of Appeal with Justice Liman as number five on the list. The council promoted him after dismissing the petition against Justice Liman and 34 other judges on allegations of judicial misconduct.

The NJC, in a statement by the Director of Information, Soji Oye said, “Petition against various judges were dismissed for lack of merit, evidence of misconduct, subjudice or that they were matters that could be appealed.”

HALTING GANDUJE’S SUSPENSION
Justice Liman’s order of April 18 which halted the suspension of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Ganduje, drew criticism because it was issued despite an earlier high court order which upheld it. A faction of the party filed the suit because of bribery allegation against the former Kano State governor.

STOPPING GANDUJE’S ARREST
Justice Liman had on July 8, 2023, restrained the Kano Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission and other security agencies from harassing, arresting, inviting or detaining Ganduje. The order followed the move by the state government to investigate the governor following a 2018 video which allegedly captured Ganduje stuffing bundles of dollar notes from a contractor into his B Babanriga.

He had said the order would remain effective until the hearing and determination of the substantive originating motion.

PETITION BY NCP GOVERNORSHIP CANDIDATE
In 2022, the candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP) in the Edo State 2020 governorship election, Peters Osawaru Omoragbon, publicly accused Justice Liman of “misconduct and dereliction of duty.”

Omoragbon initiated a case before Liman’s court in Edo State in May 2020 against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and a ruling was subsequently fixed for December of the same year but was not delivered one year after.

Omoragbon issued a statement accusing Justice Liman of dereliction of duty in its case against INEC and the Attorney General of the Federation over the Edo State governorship election filed on May 5, 2020, and which was not heard until 13, 2020.

DSS’ MASS ARREST OF JUDGES IN 2016 Justice Liman was among the judges whose residence was raided by the Department of State Services (DSS) over corruption allegations in 2016. Although then governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, mobilised to prevent the judge’s arrest, the DSS alleged it recovered $2m cash at his Port Harcourt residence.

Responding, the judge said he had never seen such an amount as he would have resigned from the job if he had.

IGBINEDION’S N25BN CORRUPTION CASE

In April 2015, Justice Liman who was at a High Court in Edo presided over a corruption case involving Michael Igbinedion, younger brother to a former governor of Edo State, Lucky Igbinedion, who was facing money laundering charges worth N25 billion. Patrick Eboigbodin, who was an aide of ex-Governor Igbinedion, was Michael Igbinedion’s co-defendant in the matter.

He convicted Michael Igbinedion over three counts out of the 81-count charge preferred against him by prosecutors from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and asked to pay a fine of N1 million for each of the three counts rather than spend two years in jail.

However, Justice Liman denied Eboigbodin the option of a fine after finding him guilty on 10 counts. Not only was he sentenced to 20 years imprisonment, the judge further ordered him to pay a compulsory fine of N250,000.

His conviction stirred reactions about why a principal defendant was given the option of a fine that a co-defendant was not given.

Justice Liman, 65, has been a judge since July 28, 2000. The judge who was elevated to the Court of Appeal hails from Nasarawa State.
https://dailytrust.com/kano-emirate-7-controversies-trailing-justice-liman/

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Re: Kano Emirate: 7 Controversies Trailing Justice Liman by adekolaelect(m): 11:13am On May 27
Fingers crossed

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Re: Kano Emirate: 7 Controversies Trailing Justice Liman by Racoon(m): 11:18am On May 27
Corrupt judge! He has been Gandollar's stooge from antiquity. This is the kind of arbiter of injustice corrupt politicians always find solace in. Terrible country.

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Re: Kano Emirate: 7 Controversies Trailing Justice Liman by MEEVEET: 11:21am On May 27
I have said it , there should be a law in place that's any judge who gives an order or judgement that's overturned by a higher court 10 times in a 10 year period should be de benched

Judges are giving orders they know would be overturned just to buy some people time because they know there is no consequences to that action

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Re: Kano Emirate: 7 Controversies Trailing Justice Liman by BluntCrazeMan: 11:58am On May 27
Na Waa Ooo
Re: Kano Emirate: 7 Controversies Trailing Justice Liman by Parydelegate: 11:59am On May 27
Click LIKE for SLS and SHARE for Ganduje

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Re: Kano Emirate: 7 Controversies Trailing Justice Liman by AOB1: 11:59am On May 27
The judge is corrupt

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Re: Kano Emirate: 7 Controversies Trailing Justice Liman by mcgodison2531(m): 12:00pm On May 27
My problem now be say I no get data to tape. Abeg ask for my number
Re: Kano Emirate: 7 Controversies Trailing Justice Liman by AbuTwins: 12:01pm On May 27
cool
Re: Kano Emirate: 7 Controversies Trailing Justice Liman by ATEAMS: 12:03pm On May 27
Dammmn
Re: Kano Emirate: 7 Controversies Trailing Justice Liman by Laboll: 12:04pm On May 27
Oo
Re: Kano Emirate: 7 Controversies Trailing Justice Liman by 3seriez(m): 12:06pm On May 27
Everyone in Kano knows he is an Envelope judge.

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Re: Kano Emirate: 7 Controversies Trailing Justice Liman by HighQue007: 12:06pm On May 27
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Re: Kano Emirate: 7 Controversies Trailing Justice Liman by educatedfool: 12:07pm On May 27
Why was my comment deleted

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Re: Kano Emirate: 7 Controversies Trailing Justice Liman by tnerro1(m): 12:12pm On May 27
When a judge is to be elevated, the number of his upturned decisions by a higher court should count against him or her.

When a judge keeps getting his decisions upturned, it show poor judgement on his part

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Re: Kano Emirate: 7 Controversies Trailing Justice Liman by BarrElChapo(m): 12:15pm On May 27
Corrupt Judges

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Re: Kano Emirate: 7 Controversies Trailing Justice Liman by phemray(m): 12:15pm On May 27
mcgodison2531:
My problem now be say I no get data to tape. Abeg ask for my number

Lolz, can you manage 2GB?
Re: Kano Emirate: 7 Controversies Trailing Justice Liman by oz4real83(m): 12:16pm On May 27
The judiciary is the most corrupt arm of govt, they are the reasons that other arms of govt are corrupt. When an arm of govt does any wrong and knows that the judiciary will dispense justice and judgement against it, such arm of govt will be scared to do anything against the law embarassed

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Re: Kano Emirate: 7 Controversies Trailing Justice Liman by gabby227(m): 12:16pm On May 27
Hmm
Re: Kano Emirate: 7 Controversies Trailing Justice Liman by 0m0luabi: 12:26pm On May 27
Lol I'm not surprised,in Nigeria those big politicians have those judges on their payroll

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Re: Kano Emirate: 7 Controversies Trailing Justice Liman by ElevationD: 12:35pm On May 27
Maybe he’s Ganduje’s man!

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Re: Kano Emirate: 7 Controversies Trailing Justice Liman by Lexusgs430: 12:38pm On May 27
ElevationD:
Maybe he’s Ganduje’s man!

You're still not sure ......😁😂

This is what you call a traditionally civilian undertoned coup........ 😁😂

Judge was in the USA, Emir was in Abuja....... Perfectly planned and executed......... Silent execution.......😁

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Re: Kano Emirate: 7 Controversies Trailing Justice Liman by ElevationD: 12:43pm On May 27
Lexusgs430:


You're still not sure ......😁😂

This is what you call a traditionally civilian undertoned coup........ 😁😂

Judge was in the USA, Emir was in Abuja....... Perfectly planned and executed......... Silent execution.......😁

And we are reading on Nairaland.
Ahhhhhh. Na play I dey play. I no call name o!
Re: Kano Emirate: 7 Controversies Trailing Justice Liman by Lexusgs430: 12:45pm On May 27
ElevationD:


And we are reading on Nairaland.
Ahhhhhh. Na play I dey play. I no call name o!

Kano governor did not give any reason to suspect his moves....... He made them all comfortable, the same way Abacha used to strike.......🤣😂
Re: Kano Emirate: 7 Controversies Trailing Justice Liman by Bimpe29: 12:48pm On May 27
Justice Liman has skeleton in his cupboard as evident in the highlighted points above.

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Re: Kano Emirate: 7 Controversies Trailing Justice Liman by honestivo(m): 12:54pm On May 27
Corrupt Judges are the major problem in the Nigeria

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Re: Kano Emirate: 7 Controversies Trailing Justice Liman by AcadaWriter: 1:11pm On May 27
Fingers crossed
Re: Kano Emirate: 7 Controversies Trailing Justice Liman by Agugbadin: 1:46pm On May 27
GANDOLLAR will be working from back door.
Re: Kano Emirate: 7 Controversies Trailing Justice Liman by Jostoman: 2:22pm On May 27
The man is so corrupt and have no integrity in him. NJC should sanction him.

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