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Court slams N10m fine on Kano gov’t for breaching Ado Bayero’s rights


Court slams N10m fine on Kano gov’t for breaching Ado Bayero’s rights

A Federal High Court in Kano State has awarded N10 million compensation to dethroned Emir, Aminu Ado Bayero, over the order for his arrest and eviction from the palace by Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf.

Neptune Prime reports that Governor Yusuf dethroned Ado Bayero and reinstated Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the Emir of Kano.

But Ado Bayero, who was out of Kano at the time the order was given, returned and moved into the mini palace in Nasarawa, making Governor Yusuf to order for his arrest.

Ado Bayero approached the court to challenge Yusuf’s action, he also asked the court to nullify the law through which the governor deposed him and reinstated Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II.

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Respondents in the suit were the Attorney-General of the Federation, the Attorney General of Kano State, the Nigeria Police Force, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), the Commissioner of Police in Kano, the State Security Service (SSS), the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), the Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Air force, and the Nigerian Navy.

Delivering judgment on Friday, Justice Simon Amobeda held that his court had jurisdiction to hear and entertain the matter being fundamental rights enforcement application.

He also averred that Ado Bayero has the liberty and legal right to move freely and live anywhere in Kano or elsewhere in Nigeria.

He said he would consult his client on whether or not they will appeal the award of N10 million against them.

Counsel to Ado Bayero, Abdulrazaq Ahmad, said he had been vindicated by the judgement that the court has inherent powers to hear and determine the case and that the fundamental rights of his client were breached or about to be breached.

He said the judgement has restrained the state government or any security agencies from breaching the rights of the emir.

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