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Bayero Sues for Rights Violation, Court Reserves Judgment

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A Federal High Court in Kano, presided over by Justice Simon Amobeda, has reserved a date to deliver judgment in a fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, the 15th Emir of Kano.

According to the Written Address dated June 5, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, through his counsel Mamman Lawan Yusifari SAN, challenged the Attorney General of Kano State for deposing him as the Emir of Kano State via social media without providing him with a fair hearing.

He further claimed that the actions of the defendant have degraded his image and violated his fundamental rights.

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According to him, he  approached the court seeking protection against the defendants’ actions, which he believes violate the doctrine of fundamental human rights.

The Counsel urged the court to assume jurisdiction and declare the deposition by the Defendants as a violation of his right to a fair hearing.

Counsel to the Attorney General of Kano State, Mahmoud Magaji SAN, urged the court to reject all submissions made by the Applicant’s Counsel.

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He argued that the entire suit revolves around the Kano State Emirate Council Law (Repeal) of 2024.

Magaji contended that Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero’s rights ceased to exist, as he was not the Emir of Kano at the time he filed the suit.

He further asserted that the Applicant’s purported rights no longer exist due to the repealing of the Kano State Emirate Council Law in 2019.

He emphasized that the Applicant’s rights should not have been protected, especially since he was deposed on May 23 and approached the court only 4 days later.

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Mahmoud Magaji submitted that the main claim of the Applicant relates to his removal as Emir of Kano.

He argued that the issue falls outside the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court.

Justice Simon Amobeda reserved a day for judgment, stated that the registry will communicate the specific date to both parties.


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