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Emirship Deadlock: Kano Court, Fed. Court Issued Conflicting Orders

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By Our Correspondent

In a fresh legal twist in the face unfolding of events, the two courts of coordinate jurisdiction, the Kano State High Court and the Federal High Court sitting in Kano respectively issued conflicting orders on the ongoing Kano Emirship Deadlock.

Kano State High Court presided over by Justice Amina Adamu Aliyu has issued an interim injunction restraining security agencies from confiscating the Emir of Kano’s symbols of authority.

The Applicants in the suit are, His Royal Highness
Mallam Sunusi Lamido Sunusi, Alh. Yusuf Nabahani Chigari, Alh. Ibrahim Sarki Abdullahi Alh. Mansur Mukhtar Adnan and Alh. Bello Tuta.

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While Respondents include the Commissioner of Police kano State, Inspector General of Police,
Director Department of State Security Services
Chief of Defence Staff and Alh Aminu Ado Bayero

Justice Aliyu gave the order upon an exparte motion by counsel to the Applicants.

The order reads:

“That an order of Interim injunction is hereby granted restraining the Respondents either by themselves, their agents, privies, representative, and assigns 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.

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“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 connection with the matter or maintaining status quo of staying all actions pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.”

“The court further ordered that the Respondents are restraining from interfering with the functions, duties of the Applicant as the Emir of Kano pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice dated 28th May, 2024.

The court adjourned the case to 13th June, 2024 for hearing of the motion on notice.

Meanwhile, A Federal High Court sitting in Kano presided over by Justice Simon Amobeda has restrained Security Agencies from denying
the Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, 15th Emir of Kano) to ủse his official residence and palace at the Emir’s Palace, Kofar Kudu as well as enjoyment of 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.

Justice Amobeda granted the exparte application after hearing Counsel to the Applicant, Mamman Lawan Yusifari SAN.

The Order states:

That the Respondents either by themselves, their agents, servants, privies or any other person or authority are restrained from inviting, arresting, detaining, threatening, intimidating, harassing the
Applicant, raiding, tempering with or visiting the Applicant in order to arrest or infringe on his
right or in any other way infringe or attempt to
inftringe the Applicant’s rights pending the hearing and determination of the Originating Motion.

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That the 3rd, 4th and 5th Respondents and all other
Respondents are hereby restrained from denying
the applicant to ủse his official residence and
palace at the Emir’s Palace, Kofar Kudu as well
as enjoyment of 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.

That leave is granted to the bailiff of this Court to serve the 3rd and 4th Respondents with all
processes in this suit through the office of the 5th
Respondent situated at Police Headquaners, Kano
Command, Bompai Kano State and deeming the
service as valid, personal and proper.

That leave is also granted to the bailiff of this court to serve the 6th and 7th Respondents with all process in this suit through their respective Kano offices situie at (Giginyu, Kano and Zaria
Road Kano and deeming the service as valid,
personal and proper.

“That this Court is mindful of the Order made by
my Learned Brother Justice AM Liman, dated 23rd
May, 2024.

“That this Order is issued in the interest of Justice
and maintenance of peace in Kano State.

That an Order for expeditious hearing of this suit is granted”

“That the filing oť thë processes to the
Responderts is abridged to 72 hours (3 days)
from the service of this Order and the Processes
Of this Honourable Court.

“That the Order and the Processes of this
Honourable Court shall be served on all the
Respondens immediately.” The order concluded.

Aminu Ado Bayero, 15th Emir of Kano served as the Applicant.

While the Respondents in the suit include:
Attorney General of the Federation, Attorney General of Kano State, Nigeria Police, Inspector General of Police, Commissioner of Police Kano State Command, State Security Services, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Nigerian Army, Nigerian AirForce.

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this suit is accordingly adjourned to 4th day ofJune, 2024 for definite hearing.

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