We’ll obey court order against Sanusi’s reinstatement, Kano Police vows

The Nigeria Police Force’s Kano State Command has promised to abide by the ruling that prevented the Kano State government from enforcing the law that the Kano Emirates Council had abolished.

On Thursday, an ex-parte injunction prohibiting Governor Abba Yusuf from restoring Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II was issued by a Federal High Court in Kano.

Along with stopping the new law’s application, Justice Mohammed Liman, who issued the order, also declared the four emirates of Bichi, Gaya, Karaye, and Rano not to be disbanded.

Governor Abba Yusuf criticized the ruling, claiming the court made the decision from the United States while giving Sanusi a letter of reappointment on Friday.

After leading Jumat prayers at Government House, Emir Sanusi made his way to the palace.

However, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, the deposed Emir of Kano, arrived in the state and took up residence in a mini-palace a few hours after Sanusi entered the palace.

His arrest was ordered by Governor Yusuf, who claimed that the overthrown king was escalating hostilities.

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.”

During a press conference held at the command headquarters on Saturday morning, Usaini Mohammed Gumel, the Commissioner of Police, issued a warning to those who seek disturbance.

He continued by saying that the law-abiding citizens of Kano were undoubtedly well-known for their revered cultural heritage and respect for duly elected officials. He advised them to maintain their composure, be patient, and continue working with the security services since the court would be hearing the case on June 3, 2024.

He added that the law’s stance is clear, saying that anyone caught planning to disturb the tranquillity existing in the State will be subject to the full force of the law, regardless of the cover used.

“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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