Sanusi Sues IGP, DSS DG, AGF Over Illegal Confinement

Emir Sanusi
Emir Sanusi
The dethroned Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, has approached the Federal High Court in Abuja to enforce his fundamental rights.
Sanusi, who was deposed as Emir by the Kano State government last Monday and forcefully taken to Awe in Nasarawa State where he has been on confinement, is seeking an interim order of the court directing his immediate release from detention.

Mr Abubakar Balarabe-Mahmoud, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), and leader of the team, at a news conference in Kano on Tuesday, threatened to sue the Kano State Government over what it called “illegal detention and banishment “ of its client.

Balarabe-Mahmoud said: “We have not spoken to the (deposed)Emir since Monday, but we understand they are at their destination somewhere in a remote part of Nassarawa State after driving for nearly seven hours in the night and arrived at about 2 a.m on Tuesday.

The dethroned Emir is praying the court to order his release from “the detention and or confinement of the respondents and restoring the applicant’s rights 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 summons.”

In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/357/2020, the Inspector-General of Police, the Director-General of the Department of State Service, the Attorney-General of Kano State and the Attorney-General of the Federation are cited as respondents.