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Sanusi Drags IGP Adamu, DSS DG To Court Over Banishment

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Sacked former Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has dragged the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, and the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS) to Court.

Naija News reports that the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday filed a suit before the Federal High Court challenging his banishment.

Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, led the erstwhile Emir’s team of lawyers in a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/357/2020 before the Federal High Court in Abuja.

This online platform reports that the Kano State government led by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on Monday, March 9, dethroned Emir Sanusi.

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.



Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.