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UPDATED: Kano govt, police seal chamber of lawyer who represented Shekarau faction

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Officials of the Kano State Ministry of Land in conjunction with the police have sealed the No.16c Murtala Mohammed Way office of Nureini Jimoh, SAN.

Mr Jimoh on Tuesday represented the Senator Ibrahim Shekarau-led faction to secure a victory against the Governor Abdullahi Ganduje-led faction of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

The lawyer confirmed the sealing of the building to DAILY NIGERIAN, saying they locked them up alongside his staff and many other people in the building.

“As I speak to to you, I am inside the building with many people trapped in. So we don’t know how to even go out,” he said.

But a few hours after locking up the building, the state government unsealed, following widespread media reports.
When our correspondent visited the scene, he observed that the officers that sealed the place were ordered back to unsealed it by Mrs Braji.
The officers, who came in a white Hilux van with registration number KIRS 62, conveying the leader of the team, Hassan Idiris, quickly removed the giant padlock used to lock the gate of the complex.
When journalists asked why they unsealed the palace, he said, “it is a directives from the Permanent Secretary to open the place”.
The state spokesman of the Police, DSP Abdullahi Kiyawa was present to investigate the alleged police involvement in the matter.
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