- The destination of former Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi, from Nasarawa has been revealed
- The revelation was made by GovernorNasir el-Rufai of Kaduna on Friday, March 13
- Governor el-Rufai told journalists that Sanusi is actually on his way to Lagos state
The governor of Kaduna state, Nasir el-Rufai, has revealed that the recently dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, is on his way to Lagos.
Governor el-Rufai made this revelation during his visit to Sanusi in the Awe town of Nsarawa where the former traditional ruler was allegedly banished to.
The governor added that Sanusi will get to Lagos through Abuja, Channels TV reports.
This came just a few minutes after Legit.ng reported that Sanusi had departed Awe, Nasarawa state, where he was relocated to following his dethronement by the Kano state government.
Sanusi's departure comes after a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja granted an interim order releasing him from detention.
The former Emir reportedly departed Nasarawa state along with Governor el-Rufai, who paid him a visit on Friday afternoon, March 13.
Sanusi’s luggage was being offloaded from the house to cars within his exile home in Awe. As at this time, Sanusi intended destination after he leaves Awa was yet unknown.
Legit.ng had reported that the Federal High Court in Abuja had reportedly ordered the immediate release of Sanusi from the Nasarawa confinement where he was banished to by the Kano state government.
Justice Anwuli Chikere made the order in an ex-parte ruling on Friday morning, March 13, after listening to Sanusi's lawyer, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN).
The interim order was directed to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), the director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), the Attorney General of Kano state and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF).
The recipients of the order were named as respondents in the suit filed by Sanusi on Thursday, March 12.
The order was granted that Sanusi's "rights to human dignity, personal liberty, freedom of association and movement in Nigeria, (apart from Kano state)" be restored pending the hearing and determination of his originating summons.
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