Apostle Johnson Suleman of Omega Fire Ministries has condemned dethronement and subsequent detention of former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.
This online news platform understands that Emir Sanusi’s dethronement followed the State Council executive meeting presided over by the Governor Ganduje.
However, a statement by Alhaji Usman Alhaji, the Secretary to the State Government, 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.
Against the backdrop of this development, the former Central Bank Governor was banished from Kano to a town in Nasarawa State.
The exiled Emir Sanusi was relocated to Awe town by the Nasarawa State Government.
Reacting to the developments in a post on Twitter, Apostle Suleman said though Governor Ganduje has the powers to dethrone Sanusi, but has “no right to detain” the former Emir.
He wrote: “I can understand the dethronement of the former emir of kano.
“What I don’t understand is the detention, over what? A governor has right to depose a traditional ruler but has no right to detain anyone who has not committed an offence. Disrespecting a governor is not a criminal offence.”