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25.05.2024 Featured BREAKING: Abba Yusuf Orders Arrest of Ex-Kano Emir Bayero for ‘Creating Tension’

Published 25th May, 2024

By Sodeeq Atanda

Abba Yusuf, the Kano State Governor, has ordered the arrest of Aminu Ado Bayero on Saturday.

Bayero was the Emir of Kano until his removal on Thursday by the state government.

He returned to the state on Saturday with a tumultuous welcome by his supporters.

READ ALSO: Sanusi Lamido Sanusi Reinstated As Emir of Kano

The governor has now accused him of “creating tension” in Kano State, according to TheCable.

Sanusi Bature, the governor’s spokesperson, conveyed the governor’s directive as follows: “The Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, has ordered the immediate arrest of the former Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, for creating tension in the state,” the statement reads.

“The former Emir was smuggled into Kano city last night in an attempt to forcefully return to the palace two days after being deposed by the Governor.

“As the Chief Security Officer of the state, His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, has directed the Commissioner of Police to arrest the deposed Emir with immediate effect for disturbing public peace and attempting to destroy the relative peace the state enjoys.”

On Thursday, FIJ reported that the governor deposed Bayero and signed a new bill repealing a 2019 law that divided Kano Emirate into five and reappointed Muhammad Sanusi as the Emir of Kano under a unified Kano Emirate.

Bayero then vacated palace and left the state to an undisclosed location.

In Bayero’s favour, Justice A.M. Liman of a Kano Federal High Court, however, gave an interim order the same Thursday to halt the process of reinstating Sanusi. Notwithstanding, the governor went ahead, accusing the judge of issuing the order from the United States where he was at the time.

The governor presented a letter of appointment to the former Central Bank of Nigeria’s governor on Friday at the government house in the state.

READ ALSO: FLASHBACK: ‘Jonathan’s Medicine’: How Ganduje Removed Emir Sanusi in 2020

Following the presentation, Sanusi proceeded to the palace. He began his new role by leading the Friday prayer in Kano City the same Friday.

Apprehension, however, set in early Saturday morning when the deposed emir returned to the state and reportedly went straight to take over the palace under strict multi-agency security details.

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Published 25th May, 2024

By Sodeeq Atanda

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