Kano Emirate: Court sets aside Sanusi’s reinstatement

The Federal High Court in Kano has set aside Muhammadu Sanusi II’s reinstatement as the 16th Emir of Kano.

The session was presided over by Justice A. M. Liman.

The court refused to nullify the Kano Emirate Council law but set aside steps by the state government in pursuant of the law.

The judge, Justice Liman, however, ordered that status quo be maintained.

Liman said, ” I hereby order that every step taking by the Government are here by nullified and becomes null and invalid and that this those not affect the validity of the Emirates Repealed Law but actions taken by the Governor which includes the assenting to the Law and the reappointment”.

He said while ruling on the matter, Thursday that “I have listened to the audio of Governor Audio both in Hausa and English after assenting to the Law, and becomes convinced that the Respondents are aware of the order of maintaining statisqou pending the hearing and determination of the motions on notice in the Court.”

He said Having been satisfied that the Dependants becomes aware of the Court order the Court in it’s powers set aside an action because is in violation of the Court Order, I think is a very serious matter for anyone to flaunt the powers of the Court and scort free with it”.

He said this catastrophy could have been saved if the Dependants followed due processes, by compliance of the Court order would have still allowed them to carried out their assignments.

But he worried that they however they decided to used their whims and caprices and have landed them into this serious mess.

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