The Kano State Police Commissioner, AIG Usaini Gumel, has explained why the police ignored Governor Yusuf‘s directive on eviction of the deposed Emir, Aminu Ado Bayero.

Recall that Governor Yusuf had on Thursday night through the State Attorney General And Commissioner of Justice, Haruna Dederi, directed the CP to remove the deposed Emir from the Nasarawa mini palace where he is staying.

Speaking in a telephone interview with Saturday Punch on Friday, the police commissioner said obeying the Governor’s eviction order would amount to “jumping the gun”.

According to him, the same government that gave the order had filed a case at the State High Court on the eviction order which would come up on Monday, 24th June, 2024.

“The police will not evict the deposed Emir because the same government has filed a case at the State High Court on the eviction order which would come up on Monday, 24th June, 2024.

“It is like jumping the gun because the same government has filed a case on the eviction order which is coming up on the 24th of June, 2024. So, if we carry out the order, it is like we are pre empting the court because we don’t know what will happen at the court,” he added.

Meanwhile, security has been beefed up around the Nasarawa mini palace where the deposed Emir Aminu Ado Bayero is currently staying.

Our correspondent, who visited the mini palace around 11:30 am, reports that more security personnel have been deployed to the place in addition to the ones on ground.

It was observed that all the four major routes leading to the mini palace have been blocked by security personnel.

The deposed Emir was also in the mini palace with his retinue of palace guards and other supporters.

One of his supporters who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed this to Saturday Punch, saying the deposed Emir still received “traditional greetings” from some traditional rulers loyal to him in the mini palace on Friday.

“Let me tell you, Emir Aminu Ado Bayero is still in the mini palace and as I am talking to you now, he is receiving the “traditional greetings” from those loyal to him,” the source said.

He said contrary to wide report, no bulldozer has been stationed at the palace in readiness for its demolition.

“I heard that there is rumour going round in some quarters that a bulldozer has been stationed at the Nasarawa mini palace ahead of the demolition. This is social media propaganda,” the source added.