Kano State government says it did not banish the deposed Emir, Muhammad Sanusi II, from Kano.
The Attorney-General of the state, Ibrahim Muktar, said this while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Wednesday.
Muktar said the state government was clear in its press statement on Monday that Sanusi was deposed but never made any reference to any banishment.
“If you listen to the Secretary to the State Government when he was addressing the press on the issue of the removal of the emir from office, there was no where he stated that the emir was banished from Kano State.
“So, the decision of the government when the emir was removed on Monday was that he was removed from office and a new one appointed. The issue of banishment was not part of the decision of the Kano State Government.
“We have been hearing from the media that he has been banished but what I know is that he was taken out of Kano State but banishment was not part of our decision. There is no such decision to the best of my knowledge.
“The state government has not taken the law into its hands. Let me explain that the decision to remove the emir from office is administrative and was not based on the issues pending before the court. All the issues pending before the court have nothing to do with the removal of the emir or the dethronement.”