A Federal High Court in Kano has ordered the State Government to pay the Incorporated Trustees of Massallacin Eid Shop Owners the sum of N30 billion in compensation for the unlawful demolition of their shops without following due processes laid down by law.
Justice Samuel Amobeda on Friday averred that the action of the Kano State Government against the Applicants is barbaric and unconstitutional.
The shopping malls around Kano Eid Ground were demolished by Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf-led administration.
The action, according to the government was part of its campaign promises delivered to the good people of Kano State.
However, the traders under the auspices of the Incorporated Trustees of Massallacin Eid Shop Owners challenged the demolition at the Federal High Court