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July 17, 2024

Emirship Tussle: Kano Govt Directs Police Commissioner To Evict Deposed Emir Bayero

By Abdullahi Yusuf

Kano State Government has directed the state Commissioner of Police to evict the deposed Emir Aminu Ado Bayero from the Nasarawa Royal Guest House in readiness for the rehabilitation of the building.

The State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Barrister Haruna Isa Dederi, announced the directive while addressing a news conference at the Government House,Kano,on Thursday night.

Dederi said the government’s directive followed the ruling of the Federal High Court,Kano,on the Emirship Tussle in the state.

“Following this court’s ruling, the State Government has directed the state Commissioner of Police to remove the deposed Emir of the Eight Metropolitan Local Government Areas from the government property where he is trespassing;

“As government has already concluded arrangements for the general reconstruction and renovation of the property, including the demolition and reconstruction of the dilapidated wall fence,with immediate effect

He said the State Government is happy with Thursday’s ruling of the Federal High Court as it implies that Muhammadu Sunusi II remains the Emir of Kano.

“By the ruling of the court,it has unequivocally reaffirmed the validity of the law passed by the Kano State House of Assembly and assented to by His Excellency,the Executive Governor of Kano State,on Thursday,23rd of May,2024 by 5.10 p.m,” the commissioner said.

He congratulated the people of the state over the success recorded at the court,and urged them to remain peaceful.

Recall that a Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Thursday nullified the reinstatement of Muhammadu Sanusi II as the 16th Emir of Kano by the State Government.

The court also nullified all the actions taken after the controversial reinstatement.

The presiding judge, Justice Abdullahi Muhammad Liman said, “I hereby order that every step taken by the Government is hereby nullified and becomes null and invalid and that this does not affect the validity of the repealed Emirates Law but actions taken by the Governor, which includes the assenting to the Law and the reappointment (of Sanusi).”

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