Court Fixes Date for Judgement on Kano Emirate Tussle Between Sanusi, Bayero

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano has fixed June 13 for ruling on the issue of jurisdiction in the case of the Kano emirate tussle between Muhammadu Sanusi II and Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the decision was made by Justice Abdullahi Muhammad Liman on Thursday.

He adjourned the sitting following a heated argument between counsel.

The applicant, Aminu Babba Dan Agundi, Sarkin Dawaki Babba of the Kano Emirate, had approached the court, asking it to restrain the respondents from enforcing, implementing, and operationalizing the repealed law.

The respondents in the suit include Kano State Government, Kano State House of Assembly, Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly, Attorney General of Kano State, Kano Commissioner of Police, IGP, NSCDC, and DSS.

At the resumed hearing on Thursday, counsel for the applicant, M.S Waziri, told the court that they had filed a written address dated June 6, maintaining that the court has jurisdiction to entertain the matter because it borders on fundamental human rights.

However, counsel for the first and fourth respondents, Mahmoud Abubakar Magaji (SAN), urged the court to decline jurisdiction, arguing that the law had gone through legislative processes and the order was made after the action was done.

Counsel for the second and third respondents, Ibrahim Isah Wangida, aligned himself with the submission of the first and second respondents, arguing that the applicant cannot claim his right was breached as the 2024 law was repealed and accented to before the applicant filed action.

On their part, counsel for the fifth and sixth respondents, Sunday Ekwe, told the court that they did not file any issue bordering on jurisdiction because the duty of the police is to maintain peace and wait to carry out the order of the court.

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