Following his dethronement and invitation to stand in trial for “land racketeering” and many other emerging charges, the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, travelled to Awe local government area (LGA), Nasarawa State.
Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II was said to have arrived in the community a few minutes before 7:00 p.m. on March 10. He was initially taken to Loko Local Government, Nasarawa State but was transferred to Awe LGA over the reported lack of social amenities in Loko community.
Recall that the Kano State Government on Monday dethroned the Emir of Kano for allegedly disrespecting Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and other constituted authorities in the state. However, Sanusi’s lawyer, Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN), termed the banishment of the Emir as an unconstitutional brouhaha.
He also insisted that Sanusi’s removal is most likely to be reversed if taken to court, as the charges laid against the monarch is purported to dent his name and usurp his power.
The battle of words between Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje and Sanusi II, has been raging on for quite some time. The later had once accused the Governor of Kano of embezzling State funds for personal gains.
Governor Ganduje, who ordered the banishment of the Emir, claimed the monarch had disrespected the state by refusing to come into custody and defend the accusations metered against him and that no one is above the reach of the law.