Sanusi To Challenge Banishment, Detention In Court

Former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, recently dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, says he would challenge his banishment in court.

The former Emir made this known while speaking through his lawyer, Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud SAN.

According to him, he had not been served with any arrest warrant when he was picked up at the Emir’s Palace in Kano on Monday.

Addressing a press conference on Tuesday in Kano, Mahmoud said: “We have the directives of the emir through his Chief of Staff, Munir Sanusi, to challenge the legality of the banishment of the emir.

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“We have not received any directive to challenge his dethronement, but we have been directed to challenge his banishment. Abubakar Mahmoud, the deposed Emir Sanusi’s lawyer addressing newsmen in Kano today.

He added also that the dethronement and banishment of Sanusi was a total violation of his human rights — And urged the Inspector General of Police and Director General of the Department of State Security Services (SSS) to ensure the immediate release of His Highness, Muhammadu Sanusi ll.

“We are calling on the authorities concerned to immediately and unconditionally release His Highness,” he said.

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