Deposed Emir Sanusi drags IGP, DSS to court over banishment


Sanusi: Seeks release from banishment

Muhammadu Sanusi II, the deposed Emir of Kano, has filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja for an order for his release from banishment.

The Nation reports that Sanusi’s team of lawyers led by Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), on Thursday, March 12, filed a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/357/2020 before the Abuja court.

According to the suit, the respondents to the application are the Inspector-General of Police, the director-general of the Department of State Service, the attorney-general of Kano state and the attorney-general of the federation.

Fagbemi, in the suit, prayed for an interim order releasing him “from the detention and or confinement of the respondents and restoring the applicant’s rights to human dignity, personal liberty, freedom of association and movement in Nigeria, (apart from Kano state) pending the hearing and determination of the applicant’s originating summons.”

In another development, Sanusi’s expansive library catalogued with over 40,000 books and journals has reportedly been evacuated from the palace.

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The dethroned Emir’s principal private secretary, confirmed this in an interview with Daily Nigerian. He noted that the books were taken to a safe location within the ancient city of Kano state.

Abba had said: “His Highness’ greatest concern was the fate of his books, so my sister and I stayed behind to ensure that we evacuated all the books.

“It took us sleepless nights to accomplish the task in two days.”

Sanusi’s private secretary further said that he personally made most of the purchase of the books which are estimated to be worth over N200 million.


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