Former emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, has filed a suit before a federal high court in Abuja, seeking an order for his release from confinement following his dethronement.
Sanusi is praying the court for an interim order releasing him “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.”
Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor of Kano, had removed Sanusi over “total disrespect to the office of the governor”.
There were reports earlier that Kaduna state governor was schedule to visit the Sanusi, who are widely believed to be close friends.
However, the governor of Nasarawa state, Abdullahi Sule, and the emir of Lafia, Sidi Muhammad have visited the deposed emir, and were with him for less than 30 minutes.