Alhaji Mohammed Barau Kontagora the newly appointed emir of Kontagora has been proscribed from parading himself as the 7th Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora.
A Minna High court gave the order on Tuesday.
An ex-parte motion brought before the court by 15 contestants for the throne gave rise to the order which has the new emir, Mohammed Barau Kontagora, the Attorney General of Niger State, and the Commissioner for Local Government, Community Development and Chieftaincy Affairs as dependants.
The Judge, Justice Abdullahi Mikailu gave the order restraining the emir from declaring himself Sarkin Sudan anymore “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 11/10/2022.” the court ruled.
The hearing continues on October 20th, 2021.