Hote­liers in­sti­tute N100m suit against Kano His­bah

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ismail Mu­dashir, Kano

Hote­liers As­so­ci­a­tion of Nigeria, Kano State chap­ter, has in­sti­tuted a N100 mil­lion suit against the state His­bah board for re­port­edly at­tack­ing, dis­tract­ing and con­fis­cat­ing property of mem­bers of the as­so­ci­a­tion.

The hote­liers in an orig­i­nat­ing sum­mons filled at the Kano State High Court by their coun­sel, Bar­ris­ter Ma­gaji Mato Ibrahim, also sought for an or­der of per­pet­ual in­junc­tion re­strain­ing the His­bah board from fur­ther at­tack­ing, bru­tal­iz­ing and break­ing into ho­tels of the as­so­ci­a­tion.

It fur­ther sought for a dec­la­ra­tion that Is­lamic laws in Kano State ap­ply only to people res­i­dent in Kano who are of the Is­lamic faith as do­ing other­wise will clearly con­tra­vene the pro­vi­sions of the con­sti­tu­tion of the Federal Repub­lic of Nigeria.

In an af­fi­davit in sup­port of the orig­i­nat­ing sum­mons, pres­i­dent of as­so­ci­a­tion in Kano, Chief Au­gus­tine Ibez­i­mako, al­leged that the His­bah board raided many ho­tels in the state, thereby in­fring­ing on the rights of the as­so­ci­a­tions’ mem­bers.

The hote­liers also asked the court to or­der the His­bah board to con­fine its oper­a­tion within the limit as set out by the laws es­tab­lish­ing it.

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