Finally, Dethroned Emir Sanusi leaves Awe after judicial victory


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Muhammad Sanusi II, former emir of Kano, has left Awe, a town in Nasarawa state where he was banished to after his dethronement.

Sanusi left Awe together with the Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai who paid him a visit today, Friday, March 13.

The deposed Emir of Kano state had first led Juma’at prayer service in Awe community of the state before his departure.

Sanusi was honored to lead the prayer by the Emir of Awe His Royal Highness Umar Isa. Sanusi led hundred of Muslim faithfuls including El-Rufai who was in the community.

Earlier, The Herald reported that the Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the immediate release of dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi Lamido from confinement.

The order was given by justice Anwuli Chikere in an ex-parte ruling on Friday morning after listening to Sanusi’s lawyer, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) who argued a motion ex-parte to that effect.

The order, made interim, is directed at the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Attorney General of Kano State and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) who are all named as respondents in a fundamental rights enforcement suit filed on March 12, 2020 by Sanusi.

Chikere, in the ruling, said: “An interim order of this honourable court releasing the applicant from the detention and or confinement of the respondents and restoring the applicant’s rights to human dignity, personal liberty, freedom of association and movement in Nigeria, (apart from Kano State) pending the hearing and determination of the applicant’s originating summons.”

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