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High Court restrains Mohammed Barau from parading himself as Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora



A Excessive Courtroom sitting in Minna has restrained the newly-appointed Emir of Kontagora, Alhaji Mohammed Barau Kontagora, from parading himself because the seventh Sarkin Sudan Kontagora.

Kontagora allegedly emerged as Sarkin Sudan following an election/choice by the kingmakers of the Kontagora kingdom held September 19, 2021.

The courtroom gave the order on Tuesday after listening to the movement ex-parte moved by Barrister W. Y Mamman on behalf of 15 plaintiffs.

Mamman prayed the courtroom for an interim injunction restraining him because the substantive Emir of Kontagora pending the willpower of the movement on discover earlier than it.

The courtroom additionally restrained the defendants together with the Niger state Legal professional Normal and the state Commissioner for Native Authorities and Chieftaincy Affairs from putting in or issuing employees of workplace to Mohammed Barau Kontagora because the seventh Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora.

In a five-paragraph affidavit of urgency, one Adam Muhammad Nasir, said that instantly the announcement of the first defendant/respondent was made, some youths in Kontagora have been mobilizing for present down and mass protest over the mentioned number of the seventh Sarkin Sudan Kontagora.


The affidavit defined that within the midst of all these, “The 2nd and third defendants gave a certificates of recognition to the first defendant on October 8, 2021 when rigidity had begun to construct up within the chiefdom”.

“”Until this Honourable Courtroom restrains all of the defendants/respondents, shortly, they are going to destroy the remainder and put this Honourable Courtroom in a state of hopelessness and helplessness.”

The 15 plaintiffs who additionally contested for the seat, claimed due course of was not adopted within the number of the brand new Sarkin Sudan Kontagora.

After listening to the exparte movement, the Presiding Decide, Justice Abdullahi Mikail issued an order restraining the Barau, brokers or another individuals in anyway from parading himself as the brand new Emir.

He then adjourned the case for additional listening to to October 20.

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