Justice Amina Adamu Aliyu of the Kano High Court on Miller Road has issued an interim injunction restraining the police, State Security Service (SSS), and Nigerian military from evicting the reinstated Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.

The ruling also protects the emir and his four kingmakers from arrest or harassment.

The case, filed by Emir Sanusi alongside the four kingmakers of Kano—Madakin Kano Yusuf Nabahani, Makaman Kano Ibrahim Sarki Abdullahi, Sarkin Bai Mansur Adnan, and Sarkin Dawaki Maituta Bello Tuta—sought to prevent the security agencies from interfering with their rights.

Justice Aliyu’s ruling included several key orders:

Protection from Harassment and Arrest: The court granted an order of interim injunction restraining the respondents and their agents from harassing, intimidating, inviting, arresting, or invading the personal or official residence of the emir and his kingmakers.

Protection of Symbolic Regalia: An order was issued to prevent the confiscation or commandeering of the emir’s symbols of authority, including the twin spear of authority, the Royal Hat of Dabo, the ostrich-feathered shoes, the knife, and sword of the Emir of Kano.

Maintenance of Status Quo: The respondents are required to maintain the status quo and refrain from taking any further steps that could interfere with the emir’s duties and functions pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice scheduled for June 13, 2024.


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