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BREAKING: Court orders Ado Bayero to stop parading self as Emir of Kano

*Asks police to evict him, secure palace

*Stops 4 others as Emirs

By KEMI KASUMU

The High Court of Kano State, on Monday May 27, 2024, granted an order restraining the newly deposed Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, from parading themselves as monarchs in the state.

The court also stopped the four other Emirs appointed by the Abdullahi Ganduje’s Kano State Emirate Law 2019 from parading themselves as monarchs in the state.

The order, which was granted after an ex parte motion was heard by the court, mandated all the dethroned Emirs from acting in their official capacity and asked them to immediately leave their palaces.

The court also compelled the Nigeria Police Force to take over a palace of the Emir of Kano being presently occupied by Ado Bayero and ensured the former Emir was evicted promptly.

The court ruling reads: “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 take over the palace of the Emir of Kano situate being and lying at State Road Kano and evict the 1st 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 1st, 2nd, 3rd 4th & 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 1st 5th 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.

“That the motion on notice dated 24/05/2024 is adjourned to 11th June, 2024 for hearing,” the court added.

The Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf had earlier directed the Nigeria Police Force to arrest Aminu Ado Bayero.

The directive was given in a statement, which Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the governor’s spokesperson issued on his behalf.

The governor accused Ado Bayero of creating tension in the state and attempting to forcefully return to the palace after his dethronement.

See court order papers below:

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