Emirship: Obey court order against Sanusi, Police tell Kano gov

Muhammad Gumel, the Commissioner of Police in Kano has called on Governor Abba Yusuf to obey the court order barring his administration from dissolving the five emirates in the state.

Mr Gumel made the call on Saturday at a press conference in the state capital, a day after Lamido Sanusi received his reinstatement letter as Emir of Kano.

Mr Sanusi was deposed four years ago after the Emir Law was amended and signed into law by the Umar Ganduje administration, creating four more emirates in addition to Kano emirate.

On Tuesday, the state legislature resolved to revisit the bill but passed it on Thursday, transmitting it to the governor for assent the same day.

In the revisited law, the newly-created emirates were scrapped, allowing Kano Emirate to remain.

On Friday, Mr Sanusi received his reinstatement letter, despite a court order prohibiting his return as the sole Emir of Kano.

The governor who expressed dissatisfaction with the order of the court said the judge who issued it did so while in the United States of America and as such will not be obeyed. He vowed to report the jurist for disciplinary measures.

Early Saturday morning, the governor ordered the arrest of deposed Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, who came into the state last night, furthering heightening tensions.

However, the police boss in the state announced that they are out to enforce the order of the court and advised the governor and all parties involved to follow suit.

He said security agencies will ensure peace and order and arrest anyone who causes a breach.