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15 contestants challenge appointment of new Kontagora emir

A High Court in Minna, Niger State has restrained Alhaji Mohammed Barau Kontagora from parading himself as the 7th Emir (Sarkin Sudan) of Kontagora Emirate pending the determination of an experte motion filed before it by 15 contestants.

The new emir was appointed as the 7th Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora recently by Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello.

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Other defendants in the case are the Attorney General of Niger State; and the Commissioner for Local Government, Community Development and Chieftaincy Affairs.

The first defendant, Mohammed Barau Kontagora was restrained by Justice Abdullahi Mikailu from parading himself as the 7th Emir “pending the hearing and determination of the plaintiff/applicants’ Motion on notice dated and filed on 11/10/2021.”

“An order of interim injunction is hereby made and issued retraining all the defendants/respondents, their agents, privies and/or any other person by whatever name called acting on the authorities or persons claiming and/or parading or presenting or installing the 1st defendant by presenting a staff of office as the 7th Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora pending the hearing and determination of the plaintiffs/applicants’ motion on notice dated and filed on 11/10/2021” the court ruled.

The counsel for the plaintiffs, W. Y. Mamman Esq, had urged the court to restrain Barau from parading himself as the 7th Emir.

The case has been adjourned till October 20, 2021.

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