BREAKING: Court stops reinstatement of Emir Sanusi

BREAKING: Former CBN governor, Lamido Sanusi II reinstalled as Kano Emir

The Federal High Court sitting in Kano has issued an ex-parte order halting Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano from reinstating Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II pending the resolution of a substantive lawsuit.

The order also objected to the elimination of four emirates namely Bichi, Gaya, Karaye, and Rano.

As reported earlier, the reinstatement followed the approval of a bill by the State House of Assembly on Thursday.

Nonetheless, the court instructed all concerned parties to maintain the status quo ante until the lawsuit brought by Sarkin Dawaki Babba and Aminu Babba-Dan’Agundi on Thursday is resolved.

Justice A.M. Liman of the Federal High Court granted permission to the Plaintiff/Applicant to issue and serve their corresponding originating motion and other legal documents on the 6th Defendant (IGP) in FCT Abuja and beyond the jurisdiction of the Court.

The defendants named in the lawsuit are the Kano State Government, the Kano State House of Assembly, the Speaker of the State Assembly, the Kano State Commissioner of Police, the Inspector General of Police, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, and the Department of State Services.

Justice Liman ordered 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.

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

The Judge adjourned the case to June 3, 2024, for hearing.

Governor Abba Yusuf had on Thursday officially announced the re-appointment of Emir Sanusi

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