UPDATED : Court adjourns Abba Kabiru suit against KNSG , Mudatex over Daula Hotel

(L-R) Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Abba Kabiru Yusuf

A Kano High Court has adjourned a suit filed by Alhaji Abba Kabiru Yusuf against the state government, Mudassir & Brothers Nig. Ltd and 3 others over move to allocate public properties for individuals use.

The presiding judge, Justice Nura Sagir on Thursday adjourned the matter to October,29th for hearing of the motion on notice.

The matter filed on July 24, 2020 came up for the first time today but could not go on , according to a source at the court, because the judge was bereaved.

Solacebase reports that Kano state gubernatorial candidate under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf dragged Kano state government, Mudassir & Brothers Nigeria Limited and 3 others before the state High Court over alleged diversion of public property made for the benefit of the public and for public used.

He said the public institution known as Hospitality and Tourism institute situated at former Daula Hotel Kano, is being diverted for the purpose of allocating to an individual.

The other defendants in the suit include Alhaji Mudassir Idris Abubakar, Kano State Bureau for Land Management and Attorney- General of Kano State.

In an originating sermon filed by Bashir Yusuf Muhammad, Counsel to the Plaintiff, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf is seeking a perpetual injunction restraining all the defendants whether, by themselves, their agents, privies, servants, officials, representatives and or any other person or authority taking orders from them from forthwith tampering, confiscating, building and or developing on the public propriety lying and situated at  former Daula Hotel Kano made for the benefit of Public

In a 21 page case filled, Abba Kabir prayers were whether upon a joint constructive reading of Section 1, and 51(1) of the land use Act197, section 44 (1) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) Article 14 and 22 of the African Charter on Human and people’s Rights (Ratification and Enforcement) Act Cap AG LFN 2010 and State of Judicial authorities, the Kano state government has followed and complied with all the laid down procedures for issuing and allocating a public Property, a tertiary institution meant for Public use and enjoyment to Alhaji Mudassir Idris Abubakar and  Mudassir Brothers Nigeria limited.

Solacebase reports that Kano state government had announced that it has allocated some portion of former Daula Hotel land for the establishment of a mega mall in the state.

In another separate 26 page case filed before a High Court in Kano, Abba Kabir Yusuf also declared for the justification of Kano state government in diverting public property constructed by public use, a multi-storey car park, situated at Shahuci by Murtala Muhammad General Hospital, Kano, for the purpose of giving it to private individuals.

The defendants in this suit are Kano State Government, Mudassir & Brothers Nigeria Ltd, El-Samad Nig. Ltd, Kano State Bureau for Land Management Ministry of Works and Infrastructural Development, Ministry of Housing and transport and Attorney General of Kano State.

Also, Abba Kabir Yusuf is praying the court to grant a perpetual injunction restraining all the Defendants whether by themselves, their agents, privies, servants, officials, representatives and or any other person or authority taking orders from them from forthwith tampering, confiscation, building, allocating and or developing on the public propriety known as Multi-Storey Car Park lying and situated at Shahuchi by Murtala Muhammad Hospital other than for public purposes.

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