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EMIRATE: No judgement date for Aminu Bayero’s fundamental rights case

EMIRATE: No judgement date for Aminu Bayero’s fundamental rights case

The Kano division of Federal High Court has refused to fix a date to deliver its judgement in the fundamental human rights suit filed by the 15th Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero.

Hon Justice Simon Amobeda who presided over the case on Friday said a date will be communicated to parties when judgement would be delivered.

Bayero filed a motion ex parte seeking the court to restrain the respondents, the Attorney General of the Federation, Attorney General of Kano State, Nigeria Police Force, IGP, Commissioner of Police in Kano, DSS, NSCDC, Nigerian Army, Nigerian Airforce and Nigerian Navy, from arresting or infringing on his rights.

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When the case came up for hearing on Friday, counsel to the 2nd respondent, Mahmoud Abubakar Magaji, told the court that he filed a preliminary objection dated May 30th and filed May 31st on four grounds.

Magaji urged the court to dismiss and strike out the originating summon, saying “being an emir is a privilege not a right. The applicant filed his application five days after he was removed. At the time of filing is no longer an emir and if that was established.

“The applicant has agreed that he was removed but without fair hearing. I urge your lordship to refuse to hear their application. I urge the court to discountenance the originating summon.”

Magaji also filed a motion on notice to set aside the exparte order earlier granted by the court retraining them from arresting, intimidating or harassing him.

Applicant’s counsel, Michael Jonathan Numa SAN, argued that the court has jurisdiction to entertain the matter as it bothers on fundamental rights.


Faruk Khalil
Faruk Khalilhttps://nigeriansketch.com/
Khalil Faruk (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), has a Bachelors and Master's degree in Political Science and has worked as a reporter, features editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief respectively in a leading Nigerian daily. He has undergone trainings in journalism, photo journalism and online journalism within and outside Nigeria.

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