Kano: After eviction order, security agents still guard Bayero’s palace


Amidst conflicting court orders, heavily armed security officers comprising soldiers and police are on guard at the Nassarawa residence of the deposed Kano Emir,  Aminu Ado Bayero.

The residence is located on the state road, Kano.

A high court presided over by Justice Amina Adamu Aliyu had on Monday directed the police to evict the deposed Emir from the mini palace at the state road.

But BAR & BENCH WATCH checks revealed that the deposed Emir was still at the mini palace on Tuesday with  presence of stern-looking armed soldiers and policemen around the mini palace observed.

This legal tussle followed a Federal High Court ruling last Thursday which restrained the reinstatement of Muhammadu Sanusi II as the Emir of Kano and suspended the law establishing the dissolved five emirates in the state.

The Kano State Police Command had vowed to enforce the court order restraining the state government from dissolving five newly created Emirates in the state.

However, in the fresh court order by Justice Aliyu, the other traditional rulers in the dissolved emirates were also restrained from parading themselves as emirs.

Nasiru Ado Bayero, Ibrahim Abubakar II, Kabiru Muhammad Inuwa, and Aliyu Ibrahim Gaya were restrained from parading themselves as emirs of Bichi, Gaya, Rano, and Karaye respectively.

Justice Aliyu emphasised the importance of maintaining the rule of law, stating that the court will ensure that its orders are respected and upheld until the substantive motion is heard.

The drama in the Kano Emirate tussle continued as both the deposed emir and the reinstated one received district heads in separate palaces on Monday.

Last week Friday, Governor Abba Yusuf signed a law dissolving the additional emirates created by the previous administration of Abdullahi Ganduje and reinstated Muhammadu Sanusi II as the emir.

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