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BREAKING: Court Sacks Nigerian Top Traditional Ruler, Emir Of Kontagora

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An Excessive Courtroom sitting in Minna, Niger State has sacked Alhaji Mohammed Barau Kontagora because the seventh Emir (Sarkin Sudan) of Kontagora Emirate 

 

The order adopted the listening to of on ex parte movement introduced earlier than the court docket by 15 contestants for the throne.



The sacked emir, Mohammed Barau Kontagora; the Lawyer Basic of Niger State; and the Commissioner for Native Authorities, Group Improvement and Chieftaincy Affairs, have been the defendants within the movement. 

 

The primary defendant, Mohammed Barau Kontagora was restrained by Justice Abdullahi Mikailu from parading himself because the seventh Emir “pending the listening to and willpower of the plaintiff/candidates’ Movement on discover dated and filed on 11/10/2021.”

 

“An order of interim injunction is hereby made and issued retraining all of the defendants/respondents, their brokers, privies and/or another particular person by no matter title referred to as performing on the authorities or individuals claiming and/or parading or presenting or putting in the first defendant by presenting a employees of workplace because the seventh Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora pending the listening to and willpower of the plaintiffs/candidates’ movement on discover dated and filed on 11/10/2022,” the court docket dominated.

 

The counsel for the plaintiffs, W. Y. Mamman Esq, had urged the court docket to restrain Barau from parading himself because the seventh Emir.

 

The case has been adjourned until October 20, 2022.

 

Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger had appointed Alhaji Mohammed Barau Kontagora because the seventh Emir of Kontagora.

 

Mr Emmanuel Umar, the state Commissioner for Native Authorities and Chieftaincy Affairs, introduced this throughout a press convention on the Authorities Home in Minna.

 

The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) stories that the appointment adopted the demise of 84-year-old Sa’idu Namaska in September.

 

Umar defined that the collection of the seventh Emir (Sarkin Sudan) of Kontagora was held on September 19, 2021, in Kontagora.

 

He stated choice was achieved by the kingmakers of the Kontagora Emirate in step with the Customary Legal guidelines and Observe of the Kontagora Emirate.

 

The commissioner stated after the choice, aggrieved contestants petitioned the governor, alleging some irregularities within the choice course of.

 

He stated in response to the petition, the governor, performing on part 3(2) and seven of the Chiefs (Appointment and Deposition) Legislation of Niger State 1989 (as revised), held conferences with the kingmakers and likewise consulted the State Council of Chiefs.

 

Umar defined that the kingmakers, throughout their interplay with the governor, affirmed that the choice adopted the Customary Legislation of Kontagora Emirate and their choice was based mostly on their very own conviction with none undue affect.

 

He famous that the governor, thereafter acted below part 3 subsection (1) of the Chiefs (Appointment and Deposition) Legislation Chapter 19, Legislation of Niger State 1989 (as revised) and all different powers conferred on him and appointed Mohammed Barau Kontagora because the seventh Emir of Kontagora.

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