Finally, deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, may get his shot at justice.
Over a year after his surprise banishment from the ancient city of Kano, a judge, Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court in Abuja, has fixed November 30, for judgment in a suit filed by Sanusi challenging his banishment to Awe, a remote community in Nasarawa State.
Sanusi was deposed over allegation of insubordination after a resolution by the State Executive Council on March 9, 2020.
He was subsequently banished to Awe, where he was confined until he was released on March 13, 2020 following an interim order for his release, issued by Justice Chikere.
Respondents in the suit, marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/357/2020 are the Inspector General of Police (IGP), the Director General of the State Security Service (SSS), Attorney General (AG) of Kano State and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF).
Sanusi’s lead lawyer, Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN), in his final submission told the court that the case was not a chieftaincy matter, because his client was not challenging his deposition.
He urged the court to grant all the reliefs sought by the ex-Emir in his suit.