Merchants of Abubarkar Rimi Market in Sabon Gari space of Kano have challenged the authorized motion instituted by the Kano State authorities to forcefully evict the merchants from their retailers.
In a preliminary objection filed earlier than a Chief Justice of the Peace court docket, Airport division, the merchants challenged the jurisdiction of the court docket to entertain the matter.
The administration of Muhammadu Abubarkar Rimi (Sabon-Gari) Market Firm Restricted, a legal responsibility firm owned by the state authorities had served the entrepreneurs a give up discover to vacate their retailers for breach of reality and violation of ideas and settlement.
The state-owned firm had additionally dragged the merchants earlier than Chief Justice of the Peace Muntari Dandago asking the court docket to order the merchants to vacate the federal government’s property.
When the case was known as for point out on Thursday, counsel to the defendants Abdul Azeez notified the court docket that additional listening to on the matter would quantity to an abuse of court docket course of, since the same matter is already pending earlier than a state excessive court docket.
Barrister Azeez disclosed that the merchants have instituted a authorized motion in opposition to the state authorities over a forceful use of photo voltaic power out there.
He claimed that the federal government’s resolution to institute one other case in opposition to the merchants on the decrease court docket was a deliberate try to frustrate the pending case, utilizing an eviction menace.
He puzzled how the federal government instantly discovered faults that warranted eviction particularly when the merchants have performed themselves peacefully within the final 30 years.
Opposing the place of the defendants, a state counsel, Barrister Abdullahi Shamsuden insisted the matter earlier than the Chief Justice of the Peace is detained primarily on landlord and tenants affairs.
The presiding Chief Justice of the Peace Muntari Dandago has, nevertheless, adjourned the matter to the sixteenth December 2020, for ruling on the preliminary objection.