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Police opt to obey court order restraining Sanusi’s reinstatement in Kano

Police opt to obey court order restraining Sanusi’s reinstatement in Kano

The Kano State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has said it will obey the Federal High Court order which restrained the Kano State government from implementing the repealed law of Kano Emirates Council.

Nigerian Sketch had reported that the Kano division of the Federal High Court  on Thursday issued an ex-parte order restraining Governor Abba Yusuf from reinstating Muhammadu Sanusi II as emir.

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

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While disobeying the court order, Governor Abba Yusuf reinstated Sanusi on Friday, saying the order was issued by Justice Liman from the United States.

Obedience to court order

However, addressing a press briefing at the headquarters of the command on Saturday morning, the Kano  Commissioner of Police, Usaini Mohammed Gumel, warned trouble makers 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 ail 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 with full capacity for providing the 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.

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He added that no doubt, the law abiding people of Kano State are 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.

He warned that any troublemaker will be arrested and made to face full wrath of the law.

“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 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.

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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