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June 21, 2024

Kano Emir tussle: Police won’t evict deposed Emir, CP replies Gov. Yusuf

Kano Emir tussle: Police won’t evict deposed Emir, CP replies Gov. Yusuf

The Police Commissioner in Kano State, AIG Usaini Gumel, has justified why the police ignored  the directive on the eviction of the deposed Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero.

Recall that Yusuf had on Thursday night, through the State Attorney General And Commissioner of Justice, Haruna Dederi, directed the CP to remove the deposed 15 Emir of Kano from the Nasarawa mini palace where he is staying.

Gumen in an interview with Punch on Friday, said obeying the governor’s eviction order would be tantamount to “jumping the gun”.

According to him, the same government that gave the order had filed a case at the State High Court on the eviction order, which would come up on Monday, 24th June 2024.

“The police will not evict the deposed Emir because the same government has filed a case at the State High Court on the eviction order, which would come up on Monday, 24th June 2024.

“The government is jumping the gun because the same government has filed a case on the eviction order, which is coming up on the 24th of June, 2024. So, if we carry out the order, it is like we are pre-empting the court because we don’t know what will happen at the court,” he added.

Meanwhile, security has been beefed up around the Nasarawa mini palace where the deposed Emir Aminu Ado Bayero is currently staying.

Meanwhile, more security personnel have been deployed to the place in addition to the ones on the ground.

It was observed that all four major routes leading to the mini palace had been blocked by security personnel as the police had yet to remove the deposed Emir as directed by Governor Yusuf.

However, while the CP had yet to comply with the governor’s directive, the deposed Emir was still in the mini palace with his retinue of palace guards and other supporters.