Court affirms Ado Bayero’s rights,awards N10 million against Kano government

Emir Aminu Ado Bayero has been granted N10 million by a Federal High Court in Kano for his arrest and removal from the palace.

Just last month, Ado Bayero was deposed by Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, who then gave Bayero 48 hours to relinquish office.

However, Ado Bayero—who was not in Kano when the order was given—came back and settled into the Nasarawa mini-palace.

Outraged by the turn of events, Governor Yusuf issued an arrest warrant for him right away.

On his way to the courtroom, the fifteenth Emir of Kano would contest Yusuf’s decision.

Additionally, Ado Bayero requested that the court invalidate the statute that the governor used to remove him from office and restore Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II.

All these government agencies were named as defendants in the case: the AG of the federal government, the AG of Kano State, the NPSF, the IGP, the Kano State Commissioner of Police, the SSS, the NSCDC, the Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Air Force, and the Nigerian Navy.

Justice Simon Amobeda said on Friday that his court may hear and consider the case since it was an effort to enforce basic rights.

He further asserted that Ado Bayero is free to reside wherever he wants in Kano or Nigeria.

On the other hand, the court decided against expelling Sanusi from the palace of Gidan Rumfa.

The court’s decision not to invalidate the law that justified Sanusi’s reinstatement was hailed by Ibrahim Isa Wangida, who represented both the Kano state administration and Sanusi, as a triumph for the emir and his supporters.

He stated that he would confer with his clients to see if they will challenge the N10 million judgement.

Abdulrazaq Ahmad, Ado Bayero’s lawyer, claimed the court’s decision upheld his client’s fundamental rights and the court’s inherent powers to hear and decide the matter.

According to him, the court’s ruling prevents the state government or security forces from violating the emir’s rights.


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