Damages: Court orders Kano govt to pay N30bn over demolition

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano has ordered Kano State Government to pay the Incorporated Trustees of Massallacin Eid Shop Owners the sum N30 billion as compensation for unlawful demolition of their shops without following due processes laid down by law.

Recall that shopping malls around Kano Eid Ground were in June demolished by Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf-led administration that tagged the buildings as illegal structures.

However, the traders under the auspices of the Incorporated Trustees of Massallacin Eid Shop Owners challenged the demolition at the Federal High Court.

The presiding judge, Justice Samuel Amobeda on Friday also said that the action of the Kano State Government against the Applicants is barbaric and unconstitutional.

More details to follow….


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