- A high court has granted a garnishee order nisi against accounts belonging to the Kano state government in several commercial banks in Nigeria
- Justice Inyang Ekwo granted the order in a suit filed by Incorporated Trustees of Masalachi Eid shop owners and Traders Association
- The case was over the demolition of the complainants' shops in June 2023, which they described as "illegal"
Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 6-year-experience covering politics in Nigeria
The directive affects the accounts operated by the Kano government in 20 commercial banks and four other accounts in Nigeria, Vanguard reported on Thursday, December 7.
Kano govt receives another unfavourable judgement
The frozen accounts reportedly include the Kano government's account with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Legit.ng reports that a garnishee order is a directive passed by an executing court directing or ordering a garnishee not to pay money to judgement debtor since the latter is indebted to the Garnisher (decree-holder).
As reported by the Nigerian Tribune, the judge of the high court, Justice Inyang Ekwo, granted the order in a suit filed by the Incorporated Trustees of Masalachi Eid shop owners and Traders Association over the demolition of their shops, which they described as an illegal action carried out by the state in June 2023.
Appeal Court sacks Kano governor
In an earlier report, Legit.ng noted that the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja sacked Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano state.
The court upheld the verdict of the tribunal led by Justice Oluyemi Akintan Osadebay which sacked Yusuf.
With this verdict, Nasir Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is expected to succeed Yusuf. The sacked governor is a chieftain of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).
Kano governor grieves as "little friend" dies
Also, Legit.ng reported that Governor Yusuf on Wednesday, December 6, expressed his 'deep sadness' at the passing of Asmau Sani, a cancer patient.
Young Sani died on Wednesday morning, December 6, at the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Dala in Kano where she was receiving treatment.
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