By Abdulsalam Muhammad
KANO – A Kano High Court Friday restrained the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II from either demolition or tempering with any structure in the Kano Emir’s palace pending the hearing of motion on notice.
A court order made available to Reporters in Kano, the Presiding Judge, Justice A.T. Badamasi also restrained the Emir and the Emirate Council from giving quit niotice or evicting any person residing inside palace known as Gidan Rumfa until the determination of the substantive application.
The order restrained ‘the first and Second Dependents/Respondents from giving quit notice or evicting any person resident in the Emir’s palace by virtue of being or Bayin Sarki pending the determination of the substantive application’’.
Justice Badamasi further directed the parties involved to maintain the status quo pending the determination of the substantive suit.
However, briefing newsmen on the development, Counsel to the plaintiff, Barrister Sanusi Sadiq alleged the emir and the Emirate council were seeking to destroy the grave yard which housed the tomb of 13 former Kano Emirs.
Sadiq said the plan to demolish the structures in the palace was capable of killing the ancient tradition Kano Emirate council was known for
In the meantime, the matter was adjourned to November 12, for hearing of the motion on notice.