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Court stops police, DSS, army from evicting Emir Sanusi

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A High Court sitting in Kano State has restrained the police, Department of Security Service and Nigerian army from evicting the reinstated Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II from the Emir’s Palace.

The case was lodged 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.

While granting the order, the presiding judge, Justice Aliyu also barred the security operatives from arresting or harassing the emir and his kingmakers.

The order reads, “That 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 actions pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

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

 

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