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July 16, 2024
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Federal High Court stops Kano govt from demolishing buildings

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano has restrained Kano State government and its agents from demolishing some buildings located in BUK road.

Ruling on motion Ex-Parte filed on behalf of Saminu Muhammad, on Friday, the presiding judge, Justice S. A. Amobeda, barred Kano government from demolishing the applicant’s property located at No. 41 and 43 Salanta, along BUK Road, Kano.

Joined as respondents in the suit are Attorney-General of Kano State, Solicitor General of Kano State, Governor of Kano state, Kano State government and Kano State Bureau for Land Management.

Others are Kano State Urban Planning and Development,Authority, Inspector-General of Police, Nigeria Police Force, Commissioner of Police, Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.

The court after listening to the motion moved by counsel for the plaintiff, Prof. Nasiru Aliyu, SAN, ordered accelerated hearing of the case and adjourned the suit to 10 July, 2023.

“That Order of this Court is hereby made in the interim restraining the Respondents by themselves, agents, servant or proxies whatsoever called from encroaching, trespassing, entering, invading, demo- lishing or revoking the Applicant’s titles or doing any other act in respect of the Applicant’s property No. 41 and 43 situate at Salanta, along BUK Road, Kano, COvered by Certificate of Occupancy No. KNMLO8228 and Certificate of Occupancy No. KNMLO8229 pending the hearing and determination of the Originating Motion.

“That Order of this Honourable Court is hereby made granting leave to the bailiff of this Court to serve the 3rd, 4h, 5h and 6th Respondents with all processes and all subsequent processes in this suit through any staff or officer in the office of the 1st and 2hd Respondents and deeming the service as valid, personal and proper.

“That Order of this Honourable Court is made granting leave to the bailiff of this Court to serve the 7th and 8th Respondents with all processes and all subsequent processes in this suit through the office of the 9th Respondent and deeming the service as valid, personal and proper.

“That Order of this Honourable Court is hereby made granting leave to the bailiff of this Court to serve the 10th and 11th Respondents with all processes and all subsequent processes in this suit through the office of the 12th Respondent and deeming the service as valid, personal and proper.

“Accelerated hearing is hereby ordered.

” That Order of this Court and al the processes in this suit shall be served on the Respondents.

“That the matter is adjourned to 10m July, 2023 for Hearing.”

Platinum Post reports that Kano governor, Abba Yusuf, has since assumption of office engaged in brazen demolition campaign that many believe is targeted at the immediate past governor of the state, Abdullahi Ganduje and his associates.

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