Kano state government has unseal the office of the Lawyer that represented the Senator Ibrahim Shekarau-led faction of the All Progressive Congress , Barr. Nureini Jimoh, SAN, in a case the Abdullahi Ganduje faction lost yesterday, few hours after sealing the property on No.16c Murtala Mohammed Way due to public outcry.
Reports say that Mr Jimoh on Tuesday represented the Senator Ibrahim Shekarau-led faction to secure a victory against the Governor Abdullahi Ganduje-led group of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
The lawyer who spoke to Journalists expressed surprise over the sealing of the property as the compound houses a six story building and some other offices in the premises, apart from his office.
One of the tenant in the premises said the Lawyer’s office was served the notice of demand for ground rent of over N3b by the state Bureau of Land on Wednesday morning.
‘’ This is just political, it is just because of the yesterday case in court that the government side lost, the angry tenant told journalist.
‘’How can they serve notice in the morning and lock the premises at noon, despite the fact that it is not the tenant that is supposed to pay ground rent, they served only the lawyer.’’
Since the sealing of the property by Kano State Government Wednesday morning, it has been receiving a lot of back lashes over the action in the media and within Kano metropolis that many attributed to political reasons and the court judgment of Tuesday against Ganduje led factions of the APC.
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However, Journalists were at the premises when the team from Kano State Bureau of Land came to unseal the property at about 2.36 PM.
The leader of the team , Hassan Idrris, said they have the instruction of the Permanent Secretary to unlock the premises.
Similarly, the Kano Police Spokesman, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa who was at the scene, said he was there to confirm the involvement of police as the media reported that the buildings were sealed with the Police.
According to him, he has spoken to the Divisional Police Officer of the area who denied involvement of his men.
‘’You see I have also spoken to people around here who said they did not see policemen with them,’’ Kiyawa said.
‘’Also you can see that when they came to unseal the presmises, they are not with police personnel.
However, one of the tenant said the fully armed policemen that accompanied the team to seal the property are Ibrahim Garba and a mobile policeman, Salisu Ibrahim.