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Court rules in Emir of Zazzau suit Friday

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A High Court in Kaduna State has reserved ruling for on Friday in a suit filed by Alhaji Bashir Aminu, challenging the appointment of Ahmed Bamalli as the Emir of Zazzau.

Justice Kabir Dabo fixed the date, after the counsel to Aminu, Yunus Usman, moved the application for an injunction.

Usman told the Court that the application was brought under order 36 rules eight of the High Court Civil Procedure Rules 2007 and Section six subsections six of the Constitution.

He said the application was seeking for an order of the court restraining the Kaduna State Governor, (the first defendant) from swearing in the emir and presenting him with the staff of office on November 9.

Usman prayed for an order for an interim injunction restraining the 11th Defendant, Bamalli from presenting himself to be sworn-in as the new emir of Zazzau, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

He said the application was accompanied by exhibits “A” and “B” which contains a letter from Kaduna State Government asking the kingmakers to proceed on the selection of new emir after the demise of the late emir.

He said the exhibits contained a letter to the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, intimating him that the kingmakers had done their work.

“There was a document which contains the names of the kingmakers, minutes of the meeting; names of three persons who went to through the final screening exercise and the name of 11 defendants was not among the three names.

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The application was opposed by Idris Aliyu, Solicitor-General Kaduna State, and Counsel to the Governor first defendant; Balarabe Lawal, Secretary to Kaduna State Government, the second defendant.

Idris was also a counsel to Attorney General of Kaduna State who was sued as the third defendant.

Kenechukwu Azioyo, Counsel to the fourth defendant, Jafaru Sani (Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Kaduna State) opposed the application by the plaintiff.

Abdul Ibrahim, SAN, counsel to Zazzau Emirate (the fifth defendant) said in opposition to the plaintiff application, he filed and served a counter-affidavit dated Oct. 30



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