Kano CP shuns Gov. Yusuf's order, says police will abide by court order

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Kano CP, Mohammed Usaini Gumel

By Maduabuchi Nmeribeh/Kano

Kano State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Gumel has apparently shunned an order by Governor Abba Yusuf to arrest deposed Emir Aminu Ado Bayero, saying the police will abide by court order.

Yusuf had on Saturday ordered the police commissioner to arrest Ado Bayero, saying he is trying to cause crisis in Kano.

The “deposed” Emir Ado Bayero who was the chairman of Kano Emir in Council returned to Kano Friday night amidst tight security.

He is currently staying at the Nassarawa House, where his late father, His Highness, Abdullahi Ado Bayero was buried.

But Gumel at a joint security news conference in Kano on Saturday 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”

He said the law abiding people of Kano State are known for a revered cultural heritage and respect for constituted authorities and that in this regard, were advised to remain calm, patient, and to keep cooperating with security agencies as the matter described would be addressed by the Court on the 3rd of June, 2024.

“Let me also remind you that the position of the law is very clear as whoever, under whatever guise is found to be planning to disrupt the peace being enjoyed in the State or feel that he she can jeopardize the existing security settings in the State 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 tendency will be ruthlessly dealt with according to the law of the land

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“By and large, the combined security agencies in the State have set out all machinery in place to ensure no breakdown of law and order as the safety and security of all the inhabitants in the State remain sacrosanct,” Gumel said.

Our Correspondent reports that a Federal High Court sitting in Kano had halted installation of former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, but currently called Khalifa Muhammad Sanusi 11, as the Emir of Kano.

Governor Yusuf, on Thursday signed the Kano Emirate bill (2024) into law and announced the former CBN Governor as the one and only Emir of Kano, after ordering the deposed Emirs of Kano, Bichi, Karaye, Rano and Gaya to vacate the their Palace, hand over their instruments of power to the Deputy Governor, Comrade Aminu Abdulsalam Gwarzo, who doubles as the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.

But the Court suddenly faulted the implementation of the new Kano Emirate law, that crushed the five Emirates and return Kano on its former status as one of the largest Emirates in sub-Saharan Africa.

Justice Liman ordered that “An order of Interim Injunction of this honourable Court suspending not giving effect to, not implementing the Operation of the Kano State Emirate Council (Repeal) Law 2024 (1445 A.H), as they affect all offices and institutions of all the Emirate Councils created under the provision of Kano State Emirate Council Law, 2019, (1441 A.H).

“An order of Interim Injunction of this Honourable Court restraining the 5th – 8th Respondents from enforcing, executing, implementing and operationalizing the Kano State Emirate Council (Repeal) Law 2024.

“In the alternative to relief 3 above, an Order of Interim Injunction of this Honourable court for the maintenance and preservation of the subject matter and or the preservation of the status quo by all parties to this suit, pending the hearing and determination of the plaintiff/applicant’s Originating motion before this Honourable Court as well as AN ORDER of accelerated hearing on this matter.”

Our Correspondent reports that Muhammad Sanusi 11 was reappointed as the new Emir of Kano as Governor Yusuf signed the new Kano Emirate bill (2024) into law, on Thursday.


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