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Court orders police, DSS to free Sanusi



Court orders Ganduje, others not to take any action against Emir Sanusi

Reprieve came the way of deposed former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II on Friday, as a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja ordered for his release.

Sanusi, a former Governor of the Central of Nigeria (CBN), was dethroned on Monday by the Kano State Government and banished to Awe town in Awe Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

Justice Anwuli Chikere gave the order after listening to an ex parte application moved by Sanusi’s lead counsel, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) on Friday.

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The judge also ordered that the order for the release of the deposed monarch be served on the respondents to the application, while fixing March 26 for further hearing in the case.

Joined as respondents to the application are the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu; the Director-General of the Department of State Service, Yusuf Bichi; the Attorney-General of Kano State, Ibrahim Muktar, and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN).

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