- The presidency has dismissed a report alleging that President Muhammadu Buhari was attacked in Kebbi state on Thursday, March 12
- Femi Adesina, a presidential aide, explained that a young man was only stopped from reaching the president during a photoshoot
- Adesina accused some people of twisting the facts by narrating the incident on social media as an attack on the president
The presidency has dismissed reports alleging that President Muhammadu Buhari was attacked in Kebbi state on Thursday, March 12, when he went to declare open the Argungu Fishing and Cultural Festival.
Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the president media and publicity in a statement explained that while the president was taking photographs with farmers at the event, a young man was so very excited to see the president so close that he made an attempt to get to him.
The aide stated that just as it is done around the world when the man attempted to get close to the president, he was stopped by security officials.
Adesina has accused some people of twisting the facts by narrating the incident on social media as an attack on the president.
In another report, Muhammadu Sanusi II, the deposed Emir of Kano, has filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja for an order for his release from banishment.
The Nation reports that Sanusi's team of lawyers led by Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), on Thursday, March 12, filed a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/357/2020 before the Abuja court.
According to the suit, the respondents to the application are the Inspector-General of Police, the director-general of the Department of State Service, the attorney-general of Kano state and the attorney-general of the federation.
Fagbemi, in the suit, prayed 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.”
Meanwhile, the legal representatives of Muhammadu Sanusi II have revealed the dethroned Emir of Kano had wanted to relocate to Lagos state after he was removed from office. Sanusi's lawyer in a statement on Tuesday, March 10, signed by Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud on behalf of the legal team, said their client was forced by government officials into the plane to Nasarawa against his will.
Mahmoud noted that he was at the palace on Monday, March 9, to consult with the Emir with another colleague when the deposition letter was served to Sanusi by an agent of the state government, Daily Trust reports.
The lawyer further explained that the dethroned Emir's family were allowed to leave for Lagos, but Sanusi himself was to be flown to Abuja then taken to Nasarawa state.
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