Reinstated Emir of Kano (1)

Emirship tussle: Kano Police vow to obey restraining order against reinstated Emir Muhammadu Sanusi

An order restraining the Kano State government from implementing the repealed law of the Kano Emirates Council, which saw dethroned Emir Muhammadu Sanusi reinstated, would be obeyed, the State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has vowed.

It would be recalled that the Federal High Court sitting in Kano had on Thursday issued an ex-parte order restraining Governor Abba Yusuf from reinstating Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II.

Justice Mohammed Liman, while giving the order, also halted the implementation of the new law that abolished the four emirates of Bichi, Gaya, Karaye, and Rano.

Meanwhile, the Kano State Governor Abba Yusuf, while issuing a reappointment letter to Sanusi on Friday, faulted the order, saying the judge issued it from the United States.

Emir Sanusi later led Jumat prayers at Government House before moving to the palace.

But a few hours after Sanusi entered the palace, the dethroned Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, arrived in the state and settled into a mini-palace.

Governor Yusuf had ordered his arrest, saying the dethroned monarch was fueling tension.

Addressing a press briefing at the command headquarters on Saturday morning, the Commissioner of Police, Usaini Mohammed Gumel, warned troublemakers to steer clear.

He said, “The Police Command is expressly obeying the Court Order with SUIT No. FHC/KN/CS/182/2024 Dated 23rd May 2024, issued by the Federal High Court sitting in Kano alongside all Law Enforcement agents in the State.
“Therefore, we are calling on members of the public to know that the Police in the State is working together with the military and other security agencies and are at full capacity for providing adequate security to everyone as we are committed to carrying out our statutory duties as provided by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

He added that, no doubt, the law-abiding people of Kano were known for a revered cultural heritage and respect for constituted authorities and, in this regard, advised to remain calm, patient and to keep cooperating with security agencies as the matter described will be addressed by the Court on the 3rd of June 2024.

“Therefore, as the Police Command is leading other security agencies to sustain the peace and peaceful coexistence for overriding interests, miscreants should stay clear of violence in all its ramifications and should not take advantage or hijack the current situation to launch an unprovoked attack on people, property and infrastructure of the State. Any person found with such a tendency will be ruthlessly dealt with according to the law of the land,” he said.

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