Federal High Court Halts Demolition Exercise in Kano: Temporary Relief for Property Owners

Federal High Court Halts Demolition Exercise in Kano: Temporary Relief for Property Owners

…By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media.

Federal High Court Halts Demolition Exercise in Kano: Order and Legal Proceedings

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Court Order to Halt Demolition Exercise

The Federal High Court in Kano has issued an order to halt the ongoing demolition exercise conducted by the state government under the leadership of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf.

The court, presided over by Justice S.A. Amobeda, granted the order on Friday in response to an ex-parte motion filed by Saminu Muhammad, a Kano indigene, through his lawyer, Prof. Nasiru Aliyu (SAN).

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Court Order Details

The court specifically ordered the state government to cease the planned demolition of buildings along BUK Road, including the applicant’s properties located at No. 41 and 43 Salanta, Kano.

The respondents in the lawsuit include the Attorney-General of Kano State, the Governor of Kano State, and various state government bodies, as well as law enforcement agencies such as the Nigeria Police Force and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.

Accelerated Hearing and Adjournment

Justice Amobeda also directed an accelerated hearing of the case and set the next hearing for July 10, 2023.

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This decision ensures that the case will be resolved expeditiously, allowing for a timely determination of the issues raised.

Conclusion: Court Order Ensures Temporary Relief

The court’s order provides temporary relief for the applicant, Saminu Muhammad, by halting the demolition exercise in Kano.

The order emphasizes the need to preserve the applicant’s properties pending the hearing and determination of the originating motion.

Additionally, it outlines the instructions for serving the respondents and emphasizes the requirement for an accelerated hearing.

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This development highlights the importance of legal proceedings in safeguarding the rights and interests of individuals in matters concerning land and property.

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