- The Kano state government has debunked every claim that the rift between Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and Ibrahim Shekarau led to the sealing of the firm of the former's lawyer
- The state government also described as mischievous the efforts to join the state in a political debacle between the governor and Shekarau
- According to the state government, the Bureau for Land Management has been on a row, sealing properties that do not meet up with the demands of the law in Kano
Following Thursday, December 2, sealing of the building housing the law firm of Barrister Nuraini Jimoh, one of the lawyers to Ibrahim Shekarau, the Kano state government has released a statement.
Daily Trust reports that the state government in a statement said the target was the owner of the building and not Shekarau's lawyer.
The court's verdict is not connected to the sealing of the building
The spokesperson for the Kano state Bureau for Land Management, Shehu Umar, in the statement said reports attributing the sealing of the building to the rift between the political bigwigs - Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and Shekarau - is mischievous.
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Umar said that several properties in the state were also sealed across various areas in Kano and none was linked to the court verdict validating the executives elected at the APC congress conducted by Shekarau’s faction of the party.
The court had also dissolved the executives elected by Ganduje's faction during their congress in the state.
Some other properties sealed across Kano state
Continuing, Umar said the Kano state government had sealed property belonging to Isiyaka Rabi’u & Sons located at C14/C16 Murtala Muhammad way.
According to Umar, the building was sealed through its committee on land use charges.
“The committee issued a demand notice to the owner of the said property on the 14th September 2021 and also served him with a warning notice after a month reminding him to come and pay the outstanding ground rent that he did not pay from 2016 to 2021."
He also noted that about 30 different properties were sealed on Wednesday, December 1, along Zoo Road, Zaria Road and Ibrahim Taiwo Road.
Umar said that seven properties of which the owners were served with demands and warnings and are yet to respond were also sealed along Murtala Muhammad Way.
“As Land custodian our record shows that property in plot C14/C16 belongs to Isiyaka Rabi’u & Sons, not Barrister Nuraini Jimo. Our concern is the owner of the property not who is renting the property."
Crisis in ruling APC takes a different turn
Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that some protesters had set fire on a factional headquarters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano state.
The building housed the head office of the factional group of the APC led by former Kano governor, Ibrahim Shekarau.
This incident occurred after the Kano state chapter of the APC had produced two factional leaders with one loyal to Ganduje and the other to Shekarau
Court rules in favour of former Emir of Kano
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had made an order mandating the Kano state government to pay the sum of N10 million as damages to Muhammadu Sanusi II.
The payment is to compensate the former Emir of Kano for his banishment from the state to Awe in Nasarawa state.
According to the court's ruling, Sanusi's exile after his dethronement by the Kano state government was in violation of his fundamental human rights.