Court freezes Kano Government accounts over N30 billion compensation dispute

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has issued a garnishee order, freezing at least 24 bank accounts belonging to the Kano State Government over N30 billion compensation to Incorporated Trustees of Masalachi Eid Shop Owners and Traders Association, for the demolition of their shops in the state

This order was granted in response to a suit filed by the Incorporated Trustees of Masalachi Eid Shop Owners and Traders Association who sought compensation for the demolition which they deemed illegal and unjust.

The ruling was delivered on November 28, 2023, by Justice I. E. Ekwo, who presided over the case.

According to the Certified True Copy (CTC) of the ruling signed by the Registrar, Chioma Chijioke, the action is aimed at satisfying the judgment in favour of the shop owners, following the alleged illegal demolition carried out by the state in June 2023.

Also, the court has mandated the garnishees to appear before it and provide cause, if any, against the order Nisi being made absolute. The Judge also stipulated that the judgment creditors should serve the defendants and Garnishees at least 14 days before the next hearing, scheduled for 18th January 2024.

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