- Abubakar Malami, the Attoney General of the Federation (AGF), speaks up concerning dethroned Emir Muhammadu Sanusi's banishment
- Malami while denying any involvement in the action, also noted that the issue is before the court
- The AGF says giving details on the issue and his alleged role in it is tantamount to subjudice
Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and minister of justice, on Sunday, March 15, said he was never involved in what led to the dethronement of Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II.
Malami spoke for the first time against the backdrop of the allegation that he played a role with the Kano state government to see that he was banished to Nasarawa.
In his reaction, Malami said in a statement by Umar Gwandu, his spokesperson, that the case has been submitted for "judicial determination."
According to him, it would be subjudice to comment on the issue, therefore,
He argued that it would only make legal sense to speak after the case is determined by the court.
Legit.ng reports that a court had ruled against sending the troubled monarch to Nasarawa.
Muhammadu Sanusi II, who has said he would not challenge his sack from the palace, filed his suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja for an order for his release from banishment.
The legal counsels for Sanusi led by Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), on Thursday, March 12, filed a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/357/2020 before the 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.
After winning at the court, the deposed emir left Nasarawa and landed at the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos at midnight of Friday, March 13.
The report quoted airport sources as revealing that former emir was flown from the Abuja airport in a private jet owned by Quits Aviation at about 9pm.
He arrived at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos at some minutes past 10 pm at the Quits Aviation terminal, one of the private hangars at the airport.
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