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Kano Emirate: Court Dismisses Suit Stopping New Emirs From Carrying Out Their Activities


Sanusi Lamido’s Lawyer Locked Up In Kano Hours After Court Ruling

An application filed by four Kano Emirate kingmakers to stop the newly installed Emirs from parading themselves as Emirs has been dismissed by a Kano High Court.

The application which was filed by the kingmaker’s counsel, Barr. Suraj Saida, SAN, was dismissed by the presiding Judge, Justice Ahmed Tijjani Badamosi.

He stated that the Emirs can go about their lawful activities as Emir of their Emirates.

Justice Ahmed Tijjani Badamosi then adjourned the matter to June 27th for further mentioning and to ensure accelerated hearing in the suit.

The defendants in the suit were represented by the immediate past Attorney General of the state, Barr. Ibrahim Muktar.

The court had earlier granted the order of the applicants, directing the Kano state government, Speaker House of Assembly and six other defendants to maintain status quo until the determination of the substantive suit.

Recall that the Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje had reduced the power of Emir, Sanusi Lamido due to an allegation filed against him.

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The state government also called on the Emir to apologise claiming to have evidence against him.