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BREAKING: Court refrains DSS, Police, Army from evicting Emir of Kano, Sanusi
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Tue, 28 May 2024   ||   Nigeria,
 

A Kano State High Court has restrained the Police, the Department of State Services, DSS, and the Nigerian military from evicting the reinstated Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.

The Justice Amina Adamu Aliyu-led court gave the ruling in reaction to 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 refrained the security agencies from arresting or harassing Sanusi and his kingmakers.

Ruling, Justice Aliyu held “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 action 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, and duties of the 1″ Applicant as the Emir of Kano pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice dated 28 May, 2024.”

Aliyu also adjourned the motion on notice to June 13, 2024, for hearing.

 

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