Sanusi Threatens Kano Government

In News 2020-03-10 17:15:43
Sanusi Threatens Kano Government
Sanusi Threatens Kano Government

Kolawole Omoniyi


The ousted Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II has given the Kano State Government 24 hour ultimatum to release him from exile or face legal action.


Sanusi's legal team led by Abubakar Balarebe Mahmud (SAN) who gave the ultimatum this evening, described removal of the Emir as illegal, unconstitutional and clear abuse of power.


Mahmud lamented that despite the fact that friends of the deposed Emir offered a private jet to convey him and his family members to Lagos, the state government forcefully flew him to Nasarawa State and he could not be reached on phone since yesterday.


He noted that banishment is a colonial practice and not constitutional, hence the Inspector General of Police and the minister of Justice should intervene and secure his immediate and unconditional release or they will seek legal redress.


Sanusi was dethroned as Emir of Kano due to disobedience to Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje according to the State Government


In a statement signed by the Secretary to the Kano State government, the former Sanusi was accused of disregarding the State Government hence his removal.


According to the statement, "The Emir of Kano is in total disrespect to lawful instructions from the office of the state Governor and other lawful authorities, including his persistent refusal to attend official meetings and programmes organized by the government without any lawful justification which amount to total insubordination.


"It is on record and in so many instances Malam Muhammad Sanusi II has been found breaching part 3 section 13 (a-e) of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019 and other reasons stated above."


The State government also added that the decision to remove the Emir was taken to safeguard the culture and tradition of the Kano Emirate.