KANO, Nigeria – The State Grade one Magistrate Court presided by Justice Rakiya Lami Sani has barred all Luxurious Buses from plying the state roads.
The State Road and Traffic Agency, KAROTA, had approached the Chief Magistrate Court sitting at Gidan Murtala, Kano, seeking restraint on any commercial activity of luxury bus owners anywhere in the state.
This ban came upon hearing an exparte application moved by Mutawakkil Isaq Muhammad, Principal State Counsel, Ministry of Justice, Kano State and Secretary/Legal Adviser of Kano State Road and Traffic Agency (KAROTA).
The application asked the court to suspend the operation of the buses in the state pending the hearing of the motion.
KAROTA had earlier directed the Luxurious bus owners to relocate from the Sabon Gari Park to U/Uku Motor park, but the Luxurious bus association refused to comply with the directives.
The Managing Director, Kano Road and Traffic Agency KAROTA, Hon. Baffa Babba Dan’agundi, warned that any Luxurious Bus owner who violates the court order will have himself to blame.
He said, despite not obtaining a permit to operate in the state, the agency allowed the bus owners to relocate to the new park to continue their businesses but they decided to disobey the agency’s order which necessitated the legal move to avoid further crisis.
He urged those involved to comply with the court order for peace and orderliness in the state.