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Court stops Sanusi’s reinstatement as Emir of Kano

Justice Liman of the Federal High Court has reportedly granted an ex-parte order stopping Governor Abba Yusuf led Kano State Government from reinstating Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II pending the determination of a substantive suit filed against the reinstatement.

Court stops Sanusi

The suit against the reinstatement of Sanusi was filed by one Sarkin Dawaki Babba, Aminu Babba-Dan’Agundi.

Justice Liman granted leave to the Plaintiff/Applicant to issue and serve their Concurrent Originating Motion as well as all other court processes on the 6th Defendant (IGP) in FCT Abuja and outside the jurisdiction of the Honourable Court.

Justice Liman ruled, “That parties are hereby ordered to maintain status quo ante the passage the and assent of the bill pending hearing of the Fundamental Rights application.

 

“That In view of the Constitutional and Jurisdictional Issues apparent on the face of the application, parties shall address the Court on same at the hearing of the Fundamental Rights application which is fixed for the 3rd of June, 2024.

 

“That in order to maintain the peace and security of the state, an Interim Injunction of this Honourable Court is granted restraining the Respondents from enforcing, executing, implementing and operationalizing the Kano State Emirate Law Council (Repeal) Law.

 

“That parties are hereby ordered to maintain status quo ante the passage and assent of the bill into pending the hearing of the Fundamental Rights application.”

 

The judge adjourned the case to 3rd June, 2024 for hearing of the Fundamental Rights application.

 

Recall that on Thursday, May 23, Governor Abba Yusuf officially announced the re-appointment of Emir Sanusi shortly after signing a new bill on the Kano Emirate into law.

 

He performed the signing at Ante-chamber, Government House before the Speaker of Kano state House of Assembly, Hon. Ismaila Falgore and other Principal Officers of the House.

 

Speaking shortly after signing the law, Governor Yusuf described the event as historic, and thanked the state of Assembly for performing their constitutional duties.

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