A Nigeria court has ordered the release of dethroned Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, from detention following a lawsuit by his lawyer, Prince Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), report THIS DAY.
This order came after the Emir was banished after his dethronement as Emir of Kano and has been under house arrest since Monday, in Awe town in Nasarawa State where he was exiled to.
Hearing the case filed by Sanusi lawyer, Judge Anwuli Chikere of the federal high court in Abuja ordered that the deposed emir be released and allowed to move about freely.
“interim order releasing Sanusi from detention and or confinement of the respondents and restoring the applicant’s right to human dignity, personal liberty, freedom of association and movement in Nigeria (apart from Kano State) pending the hearing and determination of the applicant’s originating motion.” The judge gives her ruling.
The case was then adjourned to March 26 for another hearing.
The Former Emir was on Monday dethroned by the Kano state government on the ground of alleged disregard to constituted authorities, disloyalty and refusal to attend council meetings, amongst others.