From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
Following refusal of Luxury bus operators to relocate from Sabon Gari to a newly designated park at Ungwa Uku, Kano Road and Traffic Agency (KAROTA) on Wednesday secured a court order retraining luxurious buses to ply within the city via Sabon Gari.
The AUTHORITY reports that KAROTA and luxury bus operators have engaged in a running battle over the relocation of the luxury park towards the outskirt of the city, a situation which almost resulted in open confrontation.
According to a Statement released by the Public Relations Officer of KAROTA, Nabilusi Abubakar Kofar-Na’isa, on Wednesday, KAROTA, approached a Chief Magistrate Court seating at Gidan Murtala, Kano presided over by her Lordship, Rakiya Lami Sani, where it secured a Court Order restraining commercial activities of Luxurious Bus operators any where in the state.
The Statement added that, “this 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) seeking the honorable court to suspend the Luxurious Buses operations in the state pending a hearing in 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 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 urge those involved to comply with the court order for peace and orderliness in the state.”