The police in Kano State have arrested six persons for allegedly booing the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado-Bayero, during the opening of Hasiya Bayero Paediatric Hospital at Kofar Kudu in Kano Municipal Local Government Area of the state, on Sunday, 13th August 2023.

Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado-Bayero

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Muhammad Gumel, stated this on Monday, 14th August 2023, while briefing journalists on the incident.

Kano State Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Gumel

Gumel said the suspects constituted a public nuisance during the opening of the hospital located opposite the emir’s palace.

The police commissioner said the suspects disturbed the peaceful gathering by chanting derogatory remarks against the emir and calling on the governor to dethrone and replace him with his predecessor, Muhammadu Sanusi.

He said the group of people were not invited to the event, and they must have been sponsored by somebody or a group of persons.

The police commissioner explained that the suspects were chanting slogans such as “New governor, new emir,” meaning that the governor should remove the emir and reinstall Mr Sanusi, who had been removed by former governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

Gumel then said that the police used technology to identify those individuals responsible and that further investigations are being conducted to ongoing to identify more suspects and their sponsors.

Story: Ihuoma Ukeje