COURT BAR BARAÚ FROM PARADING SELF AS EMIR

A Minna High Court has ordered the newly appointed Emir of Kontagora, Mohammed Barau Kontagora, to stop parading himself as the seventh emir of the town.

The order was a reply to a motion of ex parte brought before it by the 15 plaintiffs’ lawyer, W. Y. Mamman, who prayed the court for an interim injunction restraining Bara’u Kontagora as the substantive Emir of Kontagora pending the determination of the motion on notice before it.

According to the exparte motion, the plaintiffs challenged the selection process purportedly held on the 19th of September and prayed court to order the defendant, respondents, their agents or any other person from claiming or parading themselves as the new Emir of Kontagora.

Justice Mikail, after listening to the exparte motion, issued an order restraining Kontagora, his agents or any other persons whatsoever from parading as the new Emir.

The High Court judge also ordered interim injunction not to present the new Emir of Kontagora with a staff of office as the seventh Emir of Kontagora pending the determination of the ex parte motion.

The case was adjourned to 20th October for further hearing.

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