Wednesday, 20 November, 2019

Kano Emirate Crisis: Court Rules In Emir Sanusi’s Favour

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Tuesday restrained the Kano State Government and the state anti-corruption agency from taking any further actions against the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi (II).

Muhammad Mannir-Sanusi, the Dan Buran Kano, had sought an order to restrain Ganduje, the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission or their agents from acting on the preliminary report of the investigation into alleged misappropriation of N3.4 billion by the Kano Emirate Council.

Justice Obiara A. Egwuatu, who issued the restraining order, directed that the respondents be served through a publication in the Daily Trust newspaper and the Attorney General of the state.

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He then adjourned the case to June 28 for hearing of the motion on notice.

In a separate case, the Kano High Court had on Friday, June 14, dismissed kingmakers’ application seeking stop of newly installed Emirs from parading themselves as Emirs and recognition of the recently created Emirates by the state government.

The Ganduje administration had upgraded the four new emirate councils to first-class status after the passage and assent of appointment and deposition of emirate council law 2019 by the state house of assembly.

Many saw the creation of the emirates as a move to whittle Emir Sanusi’s status as the only first-class traditional ruler in the state.

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