Court Orders Police To Evict Deposed Emir Beyero From Palace

By Salihu Ali, Kano



A High Court in Kano State Northwest Nigeria has ordered the Commissioner of Police to immediately evict the Dethroned Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero from the Gidan Nassarawa Palace he is currently occupying.

The court also stopped Bayero and four other Dethroned Emirs Nasiru Ado Bayero of Bichi, Dr. Ibrahim Abubakar II of Karaye, Kabiru Muhammad Inuwa of Rano and Aliyu Ibrahim Gaya of Gaya as Emirs.

The order followed an exparte motion filed by the counsel to the applicant, Ibrahim Isa Wangida Esq before the state High court presided over by Justice Amina Adamu Aliyu.

Justice Aliyu ordered that “an order of interim injunction is hereby granted restraining the 1st, 2nd, 3rd 4th & 5th Defendants either by themselves, servants, privies, and or any other persons or officers serving under them or acting in connection with any other person from parading themselves as Emirs of Kano, Bichi, Gaya, Rano and Karaye pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice filed by the Applicants.

“That an order is hereby granted to the extent that the Commissioner of Police Kano State should immediately takeover the palace of the Emir of Kano situate being and lying at State Road Kano and evict the 1(st) Defendant/Respondent from the said palace pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice dated 24th May, 2024.

“That an order of this Hon. Court is hereby granted restraining the 1(st) 2nd, 3(rd), 4(th) and 5th Defendants from parading themselves as Emirs of Kano, Bichi, Gaya, Rano and Karaye in the interest of peace in Kano pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

“That an order is hereby made that 1(st) – 5(th) Defendants be served through the office of the Commissioner Police, Kano State who is to ensure immediate implementation of the order of the Hon. Court in the interest of justice.”

The court however, adjourned the case to 11th June, 2024 for hearing.

The applicant in the case included, Kano State Attorney General, Kano State House of Assembly and the Speaker while the respondents included the Aminu Ado Bayero as 1st respondent, Nasiru Ado Bayero (2nd), Dr. Ibrahim Abubakar II (3rd), Kabiru Muhammad Inuwa (4th) and Aliyu Ibrahim Gaya (5th).

Others included Inspector General of Police (6th), Director Department of State Services (7th), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC and Nigeria Army as the 8th and 9th respondents.

Meanwhile, the Kano State government through the Commissioner of Justice and Attorney General, Haruna Isa Dederi has confirmed that, it has officially been served with the court order restraining them from implementing and operationalizing the Kano State Emirate Council (Repeal) Law 2024 which dissolved the five Kano Emirates and reinstating Muhammadu Sanusi II as Emir of Kano.

Justice Dederi said the court order has been overtaking by events but will respond accordingly.




Mercy Chukwudiebere

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