Court orders Sanusi release from detention

Court orders Sanusi release from detention


A federal High Court in Abuja on Friday ordered the release of the dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, from from solitary confinement in Awe, a town in Nasarawa State.


Justice Anwuli Chikere granted the interim order following an ex parte application moved by his lead counsel, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) on Friday, after Sanusi was banished to after his dethronement on Monday.

The judge, also ordered that the order for the release of the deposed monarch should be served on the respondents to the application.

The respondents to the application are, the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu; the Director-General of the Department of State Service, Yusuf Bichi; the Attorney-General of Kano State, Ibrahim Muktar, and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN).

The court has fixed March 26, 2020 for the hearing in the case.

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