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Sanusi: Court Issues Interim Order Releasing Former Emir Of Kano From Detention/Confinement

Unic Press UK: Justice Anwuli Chikere of Federal High Court Abuja has ordered the release of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, who was dethroned as Emir of Kano earlier this week over allegations that he had breached Part 3 Section 13 (a–e) of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019.

In a decision Friday, Justice Chikere granted an interim order releasing the applicant [Sanusi] from forced detention and confinement, thereby restoring his rights to human dignity, personal liberty, freedom of association and movement in Nigeria, pending the hearing and determination of the applicant’s originating summons is hereby granted. However, the court decided that Sanusi free movement at this moment does not extend to Kano State.


It was on Monday that the Secretary to the Kano State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji alleged that the hitherto Emir of Kano, Sanusi, breached Part 3 Section 13 (a–e) of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019.

 

Muhammadu Sanusi II (also known as Sanusi Lamido Sanusi), a former Central Bank of Nigeria governor, was crowned on 9 June 2014 as the 14th Emir of Kano under the administration of Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso.

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