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Court Gives Directives To Police, SSS, Military On Evicting Emir Sanusi


Justice Amina Adamu Aliyu of the Kano High Court has issued an order restraining the police, the State Security Service (SSS), and the Nigerian military from evicting, arresting and intimidating the reinstated Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, and his kingmakers.

The court ruling, delivered at the Miller Road judicial complex, marks a crucial development in the ongoing legal battles surrounding the leadership of the Kano Emirate.

The case was brought before the court by Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II along with four kingmakers of Kano: Madakin Kano Yusuf Nabahani, Makaman Kano Ibrahim Sarki Abdullahi, Sarkin Bai Mansur Adnan, and Sarkin Dawaki Maituta Bello Tuta.

These traditional leaders sought legal protection against potential actions by state security forces that could undermine their authority and positions.

Justice Aliyu’s order provides a temporary reprieve for Emir Sanusi II and his associates, ensuring their safety and stability amid the political tensions affecting the region.

The judge 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 restraining from interfering with the functions, duties of the 1″ Applicant as the Emir of Kano pending the hearing and determination of the mation on notice dated 28 May, 2024.”

The motion on notice is adjourned to June 13, 2024, for hearing.

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