Court Restrains Kano Govt From Demolishing Buildings On BUK Road

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In a recent development, the Kano State Government has been restrained by the High Court from proceeding with its intended demolition of houses situated along the BUK Road in the Gwale Local Government Area.

Court Restrains Kano Govt From Demolishing Buildings On BUK Road  The court’s decision came in response to an ex parte motion application filed on July 4, on behalf of Malam Bashir Abdullahi and 19 other plaintiffs, by their legal representative, Ibrahim Adamu.

The respondents named in the lawsuit are Governor Abba Yusuf, the State Attorney General, and the Kano State Bureau for Land Management and Kano Urban Planning and Development.

During the court proceedings, Justice Hafsat Yahaya-Sani granted the order of interim injunction, effectively preventing the respondents, their agents, workmen, or servants from encroaching on the land until the motion on notice is heard and determined.

In her ruling, Justice Hafsat Yahaya-Sani highlighted the urgency and importance of preserving the status quo pending further legal proceedings. As a result, the court adjourned the matter until October 26, when the motion on notice will be heard.

The lawsuit was filed by the plaintiffs in an attempt to safeguard their properties from the impending demolition, which they believe is unwarranted. They sought the intervention of the court to protect their rights and interests in the face of the government’s actions.

The Kano State Government, on the other hand, is yet to respond to the court’s ruling. It remains to be seen how they will address the matter and whether any further developments will arise prior to the hearing on October 26.

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