Court stops suspension of seven Councilors in Kano

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A High Court sitting in Kano has nullified removal of Seven Councillors who suspended the Kumbotso Local Government Chairman, Kabiru Ado Panshekara.

In an experte Order,  the presiding Judge, Justice Jamilu Shehu Suleiman restrained the local government Chairman, Secretary and the State Assembly from tampering with the tenure of the Councillors whatsoever.

The Councillors seven of them had sometimes in September suspended the Kumbotso Local government Chairman, Kabiru Ado Panshekara for alleged gross violation of constitutional orders and misappropriation millions of naira belonging to Council.

However, the Chairman was alleged to have connived with the State Assembly to not only stopped the suspension but moves to sack the promoters of his suspension.

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Thus, in an interim order granted to the Plaintiffs and Applicants, Justice Jamilu Shehu Suleiman restrained the Defendants/Respondents from interfering with the Constitutional rights, functions and duties of the applicants as Councillors representing their respective wards.

The Court also directed the Chairman and all others to allow the Plaintiffs/Applicants to have access to their respective offices at the 3rd Defendants  Council secretariat to continue discharging their Constitutional duties and functions as Councillors pending the hearing and determination of the motions on notice

The Court restrained the local government Chairman Kabiru Ado Panshekara from taking any further actions and staying all actions pertaining to suspension or removal of the Councillors from their respective offices.


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