Sanusi in Lagos, dismisses court option over removal

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Deposed Sanusi; Set to chart a new life

The deposed Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi has arrived Lagos, with a pledge to begin a new life, therefore dispelling insinuations that he may likely challenge his removal in court.

The former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor was dethroned on Monday, March 9, by Governor Ganduje-led government on grounds of insubordination to the governor and other constituted authority in the state.

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had Friday, March 13 ordered his release from detention pending the determination of the substantive suit filed by his lawyers challenging his banishment.

Sanusi said he could have reclaimed his throne if he wanted, adding that his ”dethronement letter was so badly written.”


He was dethroned as the Emir of Kano on Monday by Governor Ganduje who was the accuser and the judge of alleged insubordination.


He was subsequently banished to Loko and later Awe, both in Nasarawa state.


Sanusi, however, returned to Lagos on Friday following a court order granting him freedom.


In a video circulating on social media, Sanusi revealed the dethronement letter sent by the Kano government was poorly written and it would have been easy for him to proceed to the court to challenge it.


“I have done what I could in six years, I’m moving on. I don’t want to go back. The truth is, if I had wanted to go back, the dethronement letter was so badly written, it was not done professionally. The easiest thing is just to go to court,” he said.
“It’s simple, fair hearing, ‘did you query him? Did you ask him to defend himself? Did you even call him to ask him any question?’ That’s all but I think we should go on to a new phase in lif

Gov. Ganduge: Letter of dethronement full of loopholes

Sanusi left Awe in Nasarawa state where he was banished on Friday, March 13, after leading a Jum’ah prayer at the palace of Emir of Awe.

Reports indicate that the deposed emir arrived at the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos at midnight of Friday, March 13
aboard a private jet owned by Quits Aviation.

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