Federal High Court orders eviction of Emir Sanusi from palace

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The Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Tuesday, May 28, ordered the eviction of Muhammadu Sanusi II from the palace
The Court, presided by Justice S. A. Amobeda, also ordered the police to ensure all rights and privileges due to the 15th Emir of Kano, Aminu Bayero, are given to him, as the rightful Emir of Kano.

Justice Amobeda stated that the order was made in the interest of justice and the maintenance of peace in Kano state.

Justice Amobeda said: “An order of interim injunction restraining the respondents either by themselves, their agents, servants, privies or any other person or authority from inviting, arresting, detaining, threatening, intimidating, harassing the applicant, raiding, tempering with or visiting the applicant’s in order to arrest or infringe on his right or in any other way infringe or attempt to infringe the Applicant’s rights pending the hearing and determination of the originating motion.

“An order restraining the 3rd, 4th and 5th respondents and all other respondents from denying the applicant to use his official residence and palace at the Emir’s Palace, Kofar Kudu as well as enjoy all rights and privileges accrued to him by virtue of being emir of Kano State and to evicting anything, anybody residing within the palace illegally pending the hearing and the determination of the originating summons.”

The Attorney General of the federation, the attorney general of the state, the police commissioner, the army etc are respondents.
The suit has been adjourned to June 4 for a hearing.

However, a State High Court sitting at Miller Road, Kano had earlier on Tuesday, May 28, restrained the police, State Security Service (SSS) and Nigerian military from evicting the reinstated Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II from the palace.

The case was filed by Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II with the four kingmakers of Kano: Madakin Kano Yusuf Nabahani; Makaman Kano Ibrahim Sarki Abdullahi; Sarkin Bai Mansur Adnan and Sarkin Dawaki Maituta Bello Tuta as applicants.

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