Emir of Kano stopped from demolishing parts of his palace

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has been ordered to refrain from demolishing or any structure within his palace, Gidan Rumfa.

On Friday, a High Court sitting in Kano, instructed the Emir from taking any action, pending the hearing and determination of a motion on notice.

The plaintiff in the suit against the Emirate Council and the Kano State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, is Alhaji Salim Bayero.

Bayero’s lawyer, Sanusi Sadiq, said the Emir and the Emirate Council were attempting to destroy 13 graveyards where former Kano Emirs were buried.

Justice A.T. Badamasi, would also rule that the Emir and the Emirate Council should not give quit notice or evict anyone residing in the palace until the determination of the substantive suit.

“The order restrained the first and second defendants/respondents from giving quit notice or evicting any person resident in the emir’s palace by virtue of being or Bayin Sarki, pending the determination of the substantive application.”

The case has been adjourned till November 12, 2015 for hearing of the motion on notice.


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