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Dramatic Twist in Kano: Federal Court Orders Emir Sanusi’s Eviction, State Court Steps In

KANO – In a dramatic turn of events, a Federal High Court in Kano has issued an order for the eviction of the recently reinstated Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, from the historic Gidan Rumfa Palace. However, the enforcement of this order has been halted by a state court, leading to a legal standoff.

The eviction order came as a surprise to many, as it followed the deposition of Emir Aminu Bayero just last week. The decision to depose Emir Bayero was taken following the passage of an amended Kano Emirate council bill and its subsequent assent by Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf.

Presiding over the case, Justice S. A. Amobeda stated that the interim injunction was granted in the interest of justice and the maintenance of peace in Kano. The order prohibits the respondents, including their agents and representatives, from taking any action that would infringe upon the rights of the Emir of Kano pending the hearing and determination of the case.

The court order specifically restrains the respondents from interfering with the Emir’s official residence and palace at the Emir’s Palace, Kofar Kudu. It also ensures that the Emir can continue to enjoy all rights and privileges accorded to him as the Emir of Kano State. Furthermore, any illegal occupants residing within the palace are prohibited from being evicted until the case is resolved.

However, in a surprising twist, a state court has halted the enforcement of the eviction order. This development has added a layer of complexity to the legal proceedings, leaving the fate of Emir Sanusi II in limbo.

The case is scheduled for a hearing on June 4, 2024, where the merits and arguments of both parties will be thoroughly considered.

The ongoing legal battle surrounding the Emirship of Kano has captivated the nation, sparking intense public debate and scrutiny. As the situation unfolds, the people of Kano eagerly await the resolution of this unprecedented clash between federal and state courts.

Stay tuned for updates on this developing story as we continue to bring you the latest information from the heart of Kano.

Efecha Gold
Efecha Gold
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