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Sanusi Lamido: Kano Govt Rejects Court Judgment, Reveals Next Line Of Action

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Sanusi Lamido: Kano Govt Rejects Court Judgment, Reveals Next Line Of Action

The Kano State government has stated that there was nothing unusual in its decision to banish the dethroned former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.

The state’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Musa Lawan made the submission while reacting to the judgement of the Abuja High Court declared the banishment of the former Emir by the state government as unlawful.

He said the state government will be appealing the judgement of the high court.

Naija News recalls the Kano State government has been ordered to apologize to the former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi for banishing him to Awe, Nasarawa State after his dethronement in March 2020.

The directive was handed down on Tuesday, 30th November 2021 by Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court in Abuja while delivering judgement on a case before her bordering on Sanusi’s dethronement and subsequent banishment from Kano State by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

Justice Chikere held that the action of the Kano State government was not only unlawful, but also a violation of the human rights of Sanusi.

She submitted that it was wrong of security operatives acting on the directive of the Kano State government to have forcefully moved the former traditional ruler out of Kano.

The Judge, therefore, directed the Kano State government, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the State Security Services (SSS) to apologize to Sanusi in two national dailies while also awarding N10miliion as cost against them.

But reacting, the Kano State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice has rejected the court judgment, insisting that Sanusi deserved to be banished.

He added that the Kano government will be appealing the high court judgment as it contradicts the custom and traditions of Kano people.

“Where a person that is part of the emirate decides to destroy the tradition and custom and do only things that he deems fit will not be allowed,’’ the commissioner told Solace, an online news platform in the state.

“For over 100 years , it has been the tradition and custom in our clime that when an emir is deposed, he is banished to another community and there was nothing unusual in the case of Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II,‘’ Mr Lawan added.



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