The Federal High Court sitting in Kano State has voided the suspension of 5 members of the Kano State House of Assembly who opposed the planned dethronement of Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II.
Recall that on March 15, the Assembly had suspended five members over alleged involvement in a snatching of mace during plenary while hearing a motion for the investigation and dethronement of Mr Sanusi.
The lawmakers include: Garba Yau Gwarmai representing Kunchi/Tsanyawa Constituency, Labaran Abdul Madari representing Warawa Constituency, Isyaku Ali Danja representing Gezawa Constituency, Mohammed Bello representing Rimingado/Tofa constituency and Salisu Ahmed Gwamgwazo representing Kano Municipal respectively.
Delivering the judgement on Wednesday, Justice Lewis Alagoa described the suspension as unconstitutional, null and void.
The judge, therefore, ordered the payment of the salaries and allowances of the affected lawmakers for the period of their suspension.
The lawmakers had opposed attempts to move a motion for the investigation and dethronement of the former Emir on March 16 leading to a fight on the floor of the Assembly.