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CTC of court’s judgement confirms Emir Sanusi’s sacking

…Why we ignored gov’s directive on Aminu Ado Bayero eviction – Police

The Certified True Copy (CTC) of the judgement of the Federal High Court sitting in Kano, signed by the office of the registrar, has confirmed the sacking of the re-instated Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi.

Since the judgement was delivered by Justice Muhammadu Liman, on Thursday, the two parties involved have been claiming victory, but a copy of the CTC made available to newsmen in Abuja, showed that the reinstatement of Emir Sanusi was nullified by the court.

For about a month now, there has been a crisis over the amendment of the Emirates law in Kano by the House of Assembly, which has affected the installation of Emir Ado Bayero as Emir of Kano, by the administration of former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, after the deposition of Sanusi as Emir of Kano.

In the court’s ruling, it held that the earlier order directing parties to maintain the status quo still stands.

In suit number suit No. FHC/KN/CS/ 1382/2024, the plaintiff, Alhaji! Aminu Babba Dangundi, had dragged the Kano state government, Kano state House of Assembly, the speaker, Kano state House of Assembly, Attorney-General of Kano state, the Commissioner of Police, Kano state, Inspector General of Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and the Department of State Services.

The plaintiff prayed for an order declaring null and void the conduct of the 2nd and 3rd defendants in passing into law the Kano State Emirate Council (Repeal) Law, 2024, in violation of the order of “this Honourable Court.”

He also prayed the court for an order declaring null and void the appointment of Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusl as the 16th Emir of Kano by the 1st and 4th defendants pursuant to the provisions of the 23rd Kano State Emirate Council (Repeal) Law, 2024, in contravention of the order of this court made on the 23rd day of May, 2024.

After listening to counsel in the matter, Justice Lima held, “That every step taken by the defendants in pursuance to the Kano State Emirate Council (Repeal) LAW, 2024, are hereby annulled and set aside.

“That however, this order does not affect the validity of the Kano State Emirate Council (Repeal) LAW, 2024 which is the subject matter of the substantive suit.

“That the earlier order directing parties to maintain status quo ante still stands.”

Police’s reason for ignoring gov’s directive

Meanwhile, the Kano state Commissioner of Police, AIG Usaini Gumel, has given reasons for ignoring Governor Yusuf‘s directive on the eviction of the 15th Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, from his Nassarawa mini palace.

Governor Yusuf had on Thursday night through the Attorney General And Commissioner of Justice, Haruna Dederi, directed the CP to remove Bayero from the Nassarawa mini palace where he is staying.

Speaking in an interview in Kano on Friday, the police commissioner said obeying the governor’s eviction order would be tantamount to “jumping the gun.”

According to him, the same government that gave the order had filed a case at the State High Court on the eviction order which would come up on Monday, June 24, 2024.

“The police will not evict Bayero because the same government has filed a case at the State High Court on the eviction order which would come up on Monday, 24th June, 2024.

“The government is like jumping the gun because the same government has filed a case on the eviction order which is coming up on the 24th of June, 2024. So, if we carry out the order it is like we are pre-empting the court because we don’t know what will happen at the court,” he said.

In the meantime, security has been beefed up around the Nassarawa mini palace where Aminu Ado Bayero is currently dwelling.

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