Kano government orders arrest of deposed emir Ado Bayero

The Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, has ordered the immediate arrest of the ousted Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero.

The order was contained in a statement on Saturday by the Director General of Media and Publicity, Kano State House, Sanusi Tofa.

The governor said Bayero should be arrested for allegedly creating tension in the state.

The statement titled ‘Gov. Yusuf orders arrest of deposed Emir of Kano Aminu Ado Bayero’, it read: “Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, has ordered the immediate arrest of former Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, for creating tension in the state .

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

“In a statement issued by Mr. Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, spokesperson for the Governor, it was confirmed that the new Emir, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, arrived at the palace in the company of the Governor, the Deputy Governor, the State Spokesperson. Assembly and other senior government officials at approximately 1:00 am on Saturday, May 25, 2024.

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

Bayero, whose whereabouts were unknown since he was deposed on Thursday, returned to Kano on Saturday.

The state House of Assembly repealed the law that former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje had signed on December 5, 2019.

After signing the law, Ganduje divided the emirate into five and appointed emirs for each.

By signing the repealed Kano Emirates Council Law, Yusuf gave all emirs affected by the law 48 hours to vacate their palaces and hand them over to the Commissioner of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.

He later announced the reinstatement of Muhammadu Sanusi, whom Ganduje had deposed in 2020 as Emir of Kano.

The governor sent a re-election letter to Sanusi on Friday, and Sanusi led the Jumat prayers at the Government House, Kano.

In the early hours of Saturday, Ado Bayero returned to Kano in the hands of a crowd of supporters, according to a video seen by Daily Trust.

On Friday, Governor Abba Yusuf reappointed Muhammadu Sanusi II as the 16th Emir of Kano.

Sanusi received his reinstatement letter at the Government House in Kano.

The governor said: “By the powers conferred upon me by the Kano Emirate Council Act 1984 and 2024, and supported by the recommendation of the kingmakers, I have the singular pleasure of confirming the re-election of Muhammadu Sanusi II as Emir of Kano and the head of the Kano Emirate Council.”

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