Kano Court Restraints Bayero From Acting as Emir

A judge in Kano has issued a temporary injunction preventing the deposed Emir Bayero from presenting himself as Emir.

Justice Amina Aliyu of the Kano State High Court granted the interim injunction, restraining Aminu Ado Bayero, the deposed Emir of Kano, and four other dethroned Emirs from acting as Emirs until the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

The judge issued the order after considering an ex parte application by the Applicants’ counsel, Barrister Ibrahim Wangida, dated May 27, 2024.

The injunction prohibits the mentioned individuals from portraying themselves as Emirs of Kano, Bichi, Gaya, Rano, and Karaye until the court decides on the motion on notice.

Furthermore, the court directed the Kano State Commissioner of Police to immediately remove the deposed Emir from the palace of the Emir of Kano on State Road, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice dated May 24, 2024.

The injunction aims to maintain peace in Kano and is implemented through the office of the Commissioner of Police, Kano State, to ensure justice.

The Applicants in the lawsuit include the Kano Attorney General, Speaker of the Kano House of Assembly, and the Kano State House of Assembly.