Deposed Emir, Sanusi, can move freely except in Kano—Court rules
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Nigeria has granted the prayers of dethroned Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, to move freely in except in Kano, North-West Nigeria.
Sanusi is reported to be under house arrest in Awe, a town in Nasarawa State, North-Central Nigeria after he was deposed on Monday.
However, Kano State Government said it did not order banishment or house arrest of the former traditional ruler. President Muhamadu Buhari also washed his hands clean of involvement in Sanusi’s predicament.
There are reports that Sanusi’s faceoff with his State Government led by Umar Ganduje might be an extension of political plot to position Sanusi for the number one seat in the country ahead the country’s 2023 General election.
Sanusi, rose to become Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor as a professional.
Justice Anwuli Chikere granted the order in line with the prayers of the ex-parte motion filed on behalf of Sanusi by his lawyer, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN).
Fagbemi and other Senior Advocates of Nigeria filed a lawsuit to challenge Sanusi’s banishment to Nasarawa State at the Federal High Court in Abuja.