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Emir Dispute: Kano Government Fined ₦10m for Violating Bayero’s Rights

The Federal High Court previously ruled that Bayero has the jurisdiction to be heard.

A Federal High Court has fined the Kano government ₦10 million for violating the rights of deposed Emir Aminu Bayero. This decision follows Justice Liman Mohammed’s declaration that Bayero has the jurisdiction to be heard.

On Thursday, Justice Mohammed delivered the judgment in a case filed by kingmaker Aminu Baba Dan Agundi. Agundi had filed the case on behalf of Bayero, arguing that his fundamental human rights were violated amid the ongoing emirate dispute. The court’s ruling marks a significant victory for Bayero, highlighting the importance of upholding the rule of law and the rights of traditional leaders in Nigeria.

The judgment adds another layer to the complex political and legal battles surrounding the Kano emirate. The deposed Emir Aminu Bayero has been at the center of controversy, with his removal and subsequent actions by the Kano State Government sparking widespread debate and legal challenges.

In a related development, the Kano State High Court ordered substituted service on Bayero and four other emirs. This order came in response to a case filed by the Kano State Government, seeking to restrain the emirs from parading themselves as traditional rulers. The government’s actions have been seen as an attempt to assert control over the emirate and redefine the traditional power structures within the state.

The fines and court rulings underscore the ongoing tensions between the Kano State Government and traditional institutions. They also reflect broader issues of governance, human rights, and the balance of power within Nigerian society. As the legal battles continue, the outcomes could have far-reaching implications for the future of the Kano emirate and other traditional institutions across Nigeria.

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