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Why Kano Police Ignored Governor’s Eviction Order for Deposed Emir – CP

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The Kano State Police Commissioner, AIG Usaini Gumel, has provided an explanation for why the police did not follow Governor Yusuf’s directive to evict the deposed Emir, Aminu Ado Bayero.

On Thursday night, Governor Yusuf, through the State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Haruna Dederi, instructed the Police Commissioner to remove the deposed Emir from the Nassarawa mini palace where he currently resides.

In a phone interview with Saturday Punch on Friday, the Police Commissioner stated that following the Governor’s eviction order would have been premature.

He noted that the same government that issued the eviction order had also filed a case at the State High Court concerning the order, which is scheduled for hearing on Monday, June 24, 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. It is like 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 preempting the court because we don’t know what will happen at the court,” he explained.

Meanwhile, security has been intensified around the Nassarawa mini palace, where the deposed Emir Aminu Ado Bayero is staying. A visit by our correspondent at around 11:30 am revealed an increased deployment of security personnel and the blockade of all four major routes leading to the palace.

The deposed Emir remains in the mini palace with his entourage of palace guards and supporters. One supporter, speaking anonymously, confirmed that the deposed Emir continues to receive “traditional greetings” from loyal traditional rulers.

“Let me tell you, Emir Aminu Ado Bayero is still in the mini palace and as I am talking to you now, he is receiving the ‘traditional greetings’ from those loyal to him,” the source said.

The supporter also refuted widespread rumors of a bulldozer being stationed at the palace in preparation for its demolition, dismissing it as social media propaganda.

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