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Malami denies involvement in Sanusi’s dethronement, banishment

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The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), said on Sunday he was not in any way connected with the dethronement of Sanusi Lamido as Emir of Kano.

In a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Dr. Umar Gwandu, the AGF also distanced himself from the banishment of the deposed monarch to Nasarawa State.

He said: “The issue of who does what over the dethronement saga has been effectively submitted for judicial determination. The matter is consequently subjudice.

” And I will not comment one way or the other over a matter that is pending before the court.”

Sanusi had in his first public statement since his sack by the Kano State government last Monday claimed that the state Attorney General, Ibrahim Muktar, and Malami instructed the Department of State Services (DSS) and police to detain him.

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The deposed Emir had also challenged his unlawful detention in court.

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu; the Director-General of the DSS, Yusuf Bichi, Muktar, and Malami were listed as respondents in the suit filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

Sanusi was dethroned last Monday over alleged disregard to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and other constituted authorities in Kano State.

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