Security Operatives Storm Emir’s Palace Hours After Sanusi’s Dethronement
A team of security operatives on Monday stormed the palace of the Emir of Kano hours after Muhammadu Sanusi II was dethroned.
The team of security personnel at the traditional ruler’s palace included men of the Nigeria Police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
Sanusi was earlier dethroned by the state government following months of disagreement with Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
His dethronement was announced by the Secretary to the State Government, Usman Alhaji, during the State Executive Council meeting which held at the Government House in Kano.
According to Alhaji, the decision to remove the traditional ruler was as a result of his alleged consistent refusal to abide by instructions given to him by the state government.
Sanusi’s removal comes one week after the Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission had summoned the Emir.
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He was asked to respond to a petition accusing him of selling lands belonging to the Kano Emirate to the tune of N2 billion.
The traditional ruler had, however, secured a restriction order from a court to stop the commission from investigating him.
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