CJN Summons FHC and Kano High Court Judges Over Conflicting Injunctions

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court and Kano State High Court has been summoned by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola over the conflicting interim injunctions on the power tussle between reinstated Emir Lamido Sanusi and dethroned Emir Ado Bayero.

The Federal High Court in Kano had on Tuesday issued an order for the eviction of Emir Muahmmadu Sanusi II from the Kofar Kudu Palace and reinstating Emir Ado Bayero.

“An order of interim injunction restraining the respondents from inviting, arresting, detaining, threatening, intimidating, harassing the Applicant, or infringing on his rights is hereby granted,” stated Justice S. A. Amobeda.

“This order ensures that Emir Aminu Bayero enjoys all rights and privileges accrued to him by virtue of his position.”

This was struck out by an injunction by Justice Amina Adamu Aliyu of Kano State High Court which prevents any harassment and interference on Emir Sanusi and Emir’s autonomy in the State and the seizure of key symbols of his authority, such as the twin spear, the Royal Hat of Dabo, and the Ostrich-feathered shoes.

“An order of interim injunction is granted restraining the Respondents from harassing or intimidating the Applicants or confiscating any symbols of the Emir’s authority.”

“The respondents are ordered to maintain the status quo pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.”

While the State High Court set to June 13, 2024 as date for hearing, the Federal High Court adjourned till June 4, 2024 but the conflicting injunctions have created great confusion in the State.

Source: Channels TV

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