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Dethroned Sanusi Arrives In Lagos From Nasarawa

Dethroned Sanusi Arrives In Lagos From Nasarawa
Dethroned Sanusi Arrives In Lagos From Nasarawa

Dethroned Emir Sanusi has arrived Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city from Abuja, the nation’s capital.

This is followed by a statement by one of Governor El Rufai’s spokesman, that at about 10:47 pm, the Former Emir’s plane left the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja.

BREAKING: Dethroned Emir Sanusi Arrives Lagos (Video/Photos)

Reports reaching our desk reads that the former Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has arrived Lagos from Nasarawa via Abuja.

His journey to his present location, Lagos comes after a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja granted an interim order for his release from detention in Nasarawa.

Justice Anwuli Chikere granted the order in line with the prayers on the exparte motion filed on behalf of the deposed Emir by Mr. Lateef Fagbemi SAN.

The former Emir had on Thursday approached the court seeking an interim order of the court directing his immediate release from detention.

On Monday, Sanusi was dethroned as Emir by the Kano state government, which accused him of insubordination. However, Mr. Sanusi’s supporters believe his sack was motivated by his frosty relationship with Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

Meanwhile, ThecommentNg had reported earlier that the Kano State government on Monday, March 9, dethroned Emir Muhammad Sanusi II. Emir Sanusi’s dethronement followed the Kano State Council Executive meeting presided over by the Governor Ganduje on Monday, March 9.

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A statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, said Emir Sanusi’s dethronement was due to his “total disrespect to lawful instructions from the office of the governor and other lawful authorities.

“The Kano State Executive Council under the chairmanship of His Excellency, the governor of Kano, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje has unanimously approved the immediate removal/dethronement of the Emir of Kano Emirate, Muhammad Sanusi II,” the statement said.

“The Emir of Kano is in total disrespect to lawful instructions from the office of the governor and other lawful authorities, including his persistent refusal to attend officials meetings and programmes organised by the government without any lawful justification which amount to total insubordination.

“It is on record and in so many instances Malam Muhammad Sanusi II has been found breaching part 3, section 13 (a-e) of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019 and which if left unchecked will destroy the good and established image of the Kano Emirate.

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“This removal is made after due consultation with the relevant stakeholders and in compliance with part 3, section 13 of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019 and other reasons stated above.

“The removal was reached in order to safeguard the sanctity, culture, tradition, religion and prestige of the Kano Emirate built over a thousand years.

“His Excellency, Dr Ganduje calls on the general public to remain calm, law-abiding and to go about their normal businesses. While a new Emir of Kano will soon be appointed,” the statement added.

Reacting to his removal as the Emir of Kano, in what is his first reaction to his removal from office on Monday, dethroned Emir Sanusi in a video message which lasted over four minutes, accepted his dethronement as an act of destiny.

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