Tension as Court Orders Removal of Emir Sanusi from Kano Palace

Tension as Court Orders Removal of Emir Sanusi from Kano Palace

  • Kano has been thrown into another tension as the Federal High Court ordered the removal of Emir Sanusi II from the Kofar Kudu Palace
  • The court judgment opened a new chapter in the royal tussle between the former governor of the CBN, who was recently reinstated as the Emir, and the deposed Emir, Aminu Ado Bayero
  • The ruling of the Federal High Court contradicted the judgment of the state high court, which ordered the protection of the reinstated Emir

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Kano - A Federal High Court has ordered the removal of Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II from Kofar Kudu Palace.

There have been legal tussles in the last few days over the legality of who occupies the position of Emir of Kano between the former Central Bank Governor Muhammadu Sanusi II and Dr Aminu Ado Bayero.

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A federal high court has ordered the eviction of Muhammadu Sanusi from the Emir's palace.
Court orders removal of Sanusi from Emir's palace Photo Credit: @Fareederh_Tofa_, @Imranmuhdz
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Why court ordered eviction of Sanusi

In a statement sent to Legit.ng on Tuesday, May 28, the Federal High Court presiding judge, Justice S. A. Amobeda, who gave the exparte order, said it was granted in the interest of justice and maintaining peace in Kano state.

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The order with suit no FHC/KN//CS/190/2024 asked the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, and the Kano state police commissioner, Hussain Gumel, to ensure that all rights and privileges granted to Dr Aminu Ado Bayero as the substantive Emir of Kano is given to him, Leadership reported.

The directive by the Federal High Court came against the backdrop of an order by the Kano state high court presided by Justice Amina Aliyu ordering the Police, DSS and the military to evict Emir Lamido Sanusi from his palace.

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Kano: Court issues directive to security agencies

The Federal High Court ordered the attorney general of the federation and minister of justice, Mr Lateef Fagbemi, the Nigeria Army, the Directorate of State Security Services (DSS) and other security agencies in Kano to adhere to the directive.

The court, upon hearing a motion ex-parte by M.L Yusufari SAN and other legal experts on behalf of Emir Ado Bayero, also restrained the security of the above agencies, either by themselves, their agents, servants, privies, or any other person or authority, from inviting, arresting, detaining, threatening, intimidating, or harassing Emir Ado Bayero pending the hearing and determination of the originating motion.

The court further restrained the police from denying Emir Bayero the use of his official residence and palace, the Emir's Palace, Kofar Kudu, as well as enjoyment of all rights and privileges accrued to him by being Emir of Kano.

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Kano court orders protection of Sanusi

Legit.ng earlier reported that a Kano state high court had ordered the protection of the reinstated Muhammadu Sanusi II as the Emir of Kano.

The court also ordered the DSS, police and the Nigerian Army to protect the four kingmakers who filed the suit.

Justice Amina Adamu Aliyu's judgment came a day after he ordered the eviction of the deposed Emir Aminu Ado Bayero.

Proofreading by Nkem Ikeke, journalist and copy editor at Legit.ng.

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Bada Yusuf (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Yusuf Amoo Bada is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over 7 years of experience in journalism and writing. He is a graduate of OAU, and holds Diploma in Mass Comm. and BA in Literature in English. He has obtained certificates in Leadership and received the "Certificate for Breakthrough of the Year 2022" in recognition of his great performance during his first year at Legit.ng. Worked as Editor with OperaNews. Contact: bada.yusuf.amoo@corp.legit.ng or call 08161717844

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