Bayero vs Sanusi: Fresh Twist as Kano Govt Rejects N10m Court Fine, Details Surface

Jun 16, 2024 | Entertainment, News

  • The Kano State Government has rejected N10 million fine imposed for violating the human rights of the 15th Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero
  • The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Haruna Dederi, representing the governor, deemed the situation unfortunate
  • Dederi denied any human rights violations against the former emir, stressing that the police act on directives from higher authorities

The Kano State Government has rejected a N10 million fine imposed on it for violating the fundamental human rights of the 15th Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero.

Court awards Emir Bayero N10m

Recall the Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Friday, June 14, awarded the dethroned Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, N10,000,000 for the breach of his fundamental rights, personal liberty, and freedom of movement.

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Justice Simon Amobeda ruled that it was wrong for the Kano state governor to order Bayero’s arrest without lawful justification.

Kano emirship tussle worsens as state govt rejects N10m court fine
The deposed Emir Ado Bayero and reinstated Kano Emir Sanusi II.
Photo credit: Ado Aminu Bayero, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
Source: Facebook

Kano govt: Why we reject N10m fine

However, during a press conference at the government house, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Haruna Dederi, representing the governor, called the situation unfortunate, as reported by The Nation.

Dederi attributed the development to adversaries intent on disrupting the peace and order in Kano.

Dederi denied any violation of the former emir’s human rights, emphasizing that the police operate under directives from higher authorities, despite the governor being the state’s chief security officer, Channels Television reported.

Nigerians react

Nigerians have taken to their social media X handle to react to this development.

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@fidelisgimba1 tweeted:

“Why should the grass support the elephants when they fight?”

@KabirMisali tweeted:

“Rejection means contempt!”

Kano gov Yusuf rejects ban on Sallah Durbar

In another development, the Kano state government, led by Abba Kabir Yusuf, has reacted to the ban on Eid-el-Kabir (Sallah) durbar celebrations in the state.

The police had banned the usual Sallah activities due to the Kano emirate crisis, citing potential security concerns.

Speaking, the attorney-general and commissioner of justice, Haruna Isa Dederi, accused the police command of disobeying the “legitimate instructions” of Governor Yusuf, who he described as the chief security officer of the state.


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