Court Orders Police To Evict Deposed Emir Bayero From Mini Palace

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The High Court of Kano State has directed the Commissioner of Police in the State to evict deposed Emir Aminu Ado Bayero from the mini Palace in Nasarawa area of the Kano metropolis.

The court also issued an interim injunction preventing the deposed Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, from parading himself as the Emir of Kano.

The orders were delivered by Hon. Justice Amina Adamu Aliyu of the High Court No. 7 on Miller Road, Kano.

The orders were sought by the State’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Speaker of Kano State House of Assembly, and the State House of Assembly in a suit against Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero and the four other deposed Emirs including Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero, Dr. Ibrahim Abubakar II, Alhaji Kabiru Muhammad Inuwa, and Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim Gaya.

The order reads: “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 1 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 1 – 5 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 adjourned the hearing of the motion on notice to June 11, 2024.

LEADERSHIP reports after signing the Kano State Emirate Council Law 2024, which dissolved four new Emirates in the State and restored Kano Emirate to its pre-2019 status on Thursday, Governor Abba Yusuf issued a reappointment letter to Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II on Friday as the new Emir of Kano and ordered the emirs affected by the new law to vacate their palaces within 48 hours. However, the State Police Command on Saturday vowed to enforce an interim order of the Federal High Court sitting in Kano, which is against Sanusi II’s reinstatement.

Embattled Emir Bayero has remained in the Nasarawa mini palace with heavy presence of security personnel, while Emir Sanusi II is operating from the main palace secured by vigilantes and local hunters, a development that has put the commercial city on the edge since Saturday.

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