A Federal High Court sitting in Kano has ordered the state government to pay the sum of N30 billion charge awarded against it over unlawful demolition of structures and property at Kofar-Mata Eid-ground.
The court issued the Kano State Government a 7-day ultimatum for the payment to be made.
Justice Simon Amobeda at the hearing of the motion on stay of execution moved by the state government held that he would not dismiss the motion on stay.
Justice Amobeda, however, ordered the debtors/applicants to pay the N30 billion judgment sum into the court’s interest-yielding account to be obtained from the Deputy Chief Registrar of the court within the specified timeline.
The court ruled that the deposited sum, along with accruing interests and after deducting administrative charges, would be paid to the party who succeeds in the appeal as determined by the Deputy Chief Registrar of the court.
In a reaction, the state’s Attorney-General (AG) and Commissioner for Justice, Haruna Dederi, expressed dissatisfaction with the ruling.
He insisted that the state government had already taken further steps to appeal the decision at the Court of Appeal.