Muhammadu Sanusi, former emir of Kano, 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.”
After he was dethroned on Monday, he was taken to Loko, a town in Nasarawa, and subsequently taken to Awe local government area, still in Nasarawa.
The administration of Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor of Kano, had removed Sanusi over “total disrespect to the office of the governor”.
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