- Sanusi has appealed ruling on alleged N2.2bn land scam against him
- According to him, the ruling infringed on his fundamental human rights
- The deposed monarch says he believes he would get fair judgement at the appeal court
Muhammadu Sanusi II has appealed a judgment delivered against him by a Federal High Court.
The deposed Emir of Kano said the ruling is against his fundamental human right.
In a Motion on Notice through his counsels Dikko and Mahmud, he said they have the instruction of Sanusi to appeal the decision, The Nation reports.
The counsels said after studying the decision, they filed a Notice of Appeal challenging the decision of the Federal High Court delivered on the 8th of June.
The counsels have also filed an Application for Injunction pending the hearing of their client's appeal.
Recall that Legit.ng reported that Sanusi lost his bid to stop the state Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) from probing him over N2 billion alleged land scam.
The trial judge, Justice Ambrose Lewis-Allagoa ruled on Monday, June 8, that Sanusi cannot restrain a statutory body from carrying out its official responsibility.
He stated that the former emir’s fundamental human rights have not been breached in any way by the investigation of the commission.
“The substratum of the entire case of the applicant collapsed” with the court’s decision that there has been no breach of the fundamental human right of the applicant, thereby dismissing all other claims as mere academic," the judge said.
In another development, Legit.ng reported that Sanusi welcomed a baby girl from his 4th wife, Saadatu Barkindo Mustapha, as reported by a local media, Firstweekly Magazine.
Saadatu is said to be an indigene of Adamawa state and got married to the former emir on September 15, 2015.
It should be noted that Sanusi married the woman when she was just 18 years old, an issue that stirred public uproar.
The news of the delivery was confirmed from a Manunita who said that the erstwhile monarch is blessed with the new bundle of joy as the person prayed for her wellbeing.
A Twitter account said to be close to the family according to Daily Times also tweeted about the newborn.
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