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Breaking: Court orders police to evacuate deposed Emir Bayero from Kano with immediate effect

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The Kano Police Commissioner has been ordered to immediately evacuate the deposed Emir of Kano, Aminu Bayero, from the Nasarawa Palace in Kano, where he is currently staying.

Justice Amina Adamu Aliyu, presiding over a Kano State High Court, issued the order on Monday, May 27.
The court also issued an interim injunction restraining Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero and four other dethroned emirs of Bichi, Rano, Gaya, and Karaye from parading themselves as emirs, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice filed by the applicants.

The judge gave the order after hearing the ex parte application by counsel to the applicants, Barrister Ibrahim Isa Wangida, dated May 27, 2024.

The order reads: “That an order of interim injunction is hereby granted restraining the 1st 2nd, 3rd 4th & 5th defendants, either by themselves, servants, privies, and or any other persons or officers serving under them or acting in connection with any other person, from parading themselves as Emirs of Kano, Bichi, Gaya, Rano, and Karaye pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice filed by the applicants.

“That an order is hereby granted to the extent that the Commissioner of Police Kano State should immediately take over the palace of the Emir of Kano situated at State Road Kano and evict the 1 Defendant/Respondent from the said palace pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice dated 24 May, 2024.

“That an order of this Hon. Court is hereby granted restraining the 1st 2nd 3rd 4th & 5th defendants from parading themselves as Emirs of Kano, Bichi, Gaya, Rano, and Karaye in the interest of peace in Kano pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.
“That an order is hereby made that 1–5th defendants be through the office of the Commissioner of Police, Kano State, who is to ensure immediate implementation of the order of the Hon. Court in the interest of justice.”

Hearing of the motion on notice has been scheduled for June 11, 2024.

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