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Court bars Police, SSS and Military from evicting Emir Sanusi

Lamido Sanusi

The police, the State Security Service (SSS) and Nigerian military have been barred by a Kano state high court from evicting the reinstated Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.

Justice Amina Adamu gave the ruling on Tuesday, May 28, in a case filed by the Emir alongside the four kingmakers of Kano: Madakin Kano Yusuf Nabahani; Makaman Kano Ibrahim Sarki Abdullahi; Sarkin Bai Mansur Adnan and Sarkin Dawaki Maituta Bello Tuta.

Justice Aliyu also restrained the security agencies from arresting or harassing the emir and his kingmakers. The Judge said; “An order of interim injunction is hereby granted restraining the Respondents either by themselves, their agents, privies, representative, and assigns from further harassing, intimidating, inviting, arresting and or invading the personal or official residence of the Applicants (Gidan Rumfa), his servants and or any of the Kano Emirate kingmakers of doing such acts that would be capable of interfering with the Applicants’ rights generally in relation to this suit pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

“That an order of interim injunction is hereby granted restraining the Respondents from attempting to hijack, pick, commandeer, confiscate any of twin spear of authority, the Royal Hat of Dabo, the Ostrich-feathered shoes, the knife and sword of the Emir of Kano as well as symbols of authority pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

“That an order of interim injunction is hereby made restraining the Respondents from taking further steps in connection with the matter or maintaining status quo of staying all action pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice

“That it is further ordered that the Respondents are restraining from interfering with the functions, duties of the 1″ Applicant as the Emir of Kano pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice dated 28 May, 2024.”

The motion on notice is adjourned to June 13, 2024 for hearing. This is however coming after same Judge ordered the eviction of the 15th Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero from the Nassarawa mini palace on Monday, May 27.

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