The Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II has been dragged before a Kano court by his Uncle, Alhaji Salim Abubakar Bayero over his alleged plan to demolish some historical structures in the palace to build offices for district heads.
A High Court in Kano on Friday restrained the Emir from demolishing any historical structure within the palace pending the determination of the substantive application filed before it by the emir’s uncle.
Other parties in the case are the Kano Emirate Council and the Attorney General of Kano state.
Reports say Sanusi was bent on demolishing and destroying some structures at Ka’iya and Kachako sections as well as the graveyard of some past emirs of Kano located within the palace.
He told the court that the purpose for the demolition was to build offices for district heads, arguing that such action has never happen in the history of Kano where district heads have their offices within the palace.
The presiding Judge, Justice A.T Badamasi has slated the case for November 12, 2015 for hearing of the motion on notice.