BREAKING: Confusion in Kano as another court orders Sanusi’s removal

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano has ordered the police to evict Sanusi Lamido Sanusi from the palace of the 16th Emir of Kano.

The new directive came barely an hour after a Kano High Court issued an order restraining the police, the Department of State Service and the military from evicting the reinstated Emir of Kano.

The Justice S.A. Amobeda granted the new order on Tuesday upon the motion filed before the court on May 27, 2024.

The Federal High Court case was filed by the deposed Emir Aminu Bayero, while the Kano High Court case was filed the reinstated Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II alongside the four kingmakers of Kano: Madakin Kano Yusuf Nabahani; Makaman Kano Ibrahim Sarki Abdullahi; Sarkin Bai Mansur Adnan and Sarkin Dawaki Maituta Bello Tuta.

The prayers read: “That the Respondents either by themselves, their agents, servants, privies or any other person or authority are restrained from inviting, arresting, detaining, threatening, intimidating, harassing the Applicant, raiding, tempering with or visiting the Applicant’s in order to arrest or infringe on his right or in any other way infringe or attempt to infringe the Applicant’s rights pending the hearing and determination of the Originating Motion.

That the 3rd, 4th and 5th Respondents and all other Respondents are hereby restrained from denying the applicant to úse his official residence and palace at the Emir’s Palace, Kofar Kudu as well as enjoyment of all rights and privileges accrued to him by virtue of being Emir of Kano State and to evicting anything, anybody residing within the palace illegally pending the hearing and the determination of the originating summons.

“That leave is granted to the bailiff of this Court to serve the 3rd and 4th Respondents with all processes in this suit through the office of the 5th Respondent situate at Police Headquarters, Kano Command, Bompai, Kano State and deeming the service as valid, personal and proper.

“That leave is also granted to the bailiff of this Court to serve the 6th and 7th Respondents with all processes in this suis through their respective Kano offices situate at Giginyu, Kano and Zaria Road, Kano and deeming the service as valid, personal and proper.

“That this Court is mindful of the Order made by my Learned Brother Liman J. on 23rd day of May, 2024 in suit Ne: FHC/KN/CS/182/2024.

“That this order is made in the interest of Justice and maintenance of peace in Kano State.

“That an Order for expeditious hearing of this suit is mate.

“That the fling of the processes by the Respondents in aridged to 72 hours (3 days)
from the service of this Order and the Processes of this Honourable Court.”

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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