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BREAKING: Sanusi sues IGP, SSS over ‘unlawful confinement’

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Rayyan Alhassan
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Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/RayyanAlhassan, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has sued the Inspector-General of Police, the Director-General of the Department of State Security Service, the Attorney-General of Kano State and the Attorney-General of the Federation, over what he described as unlawful post-dethronement confinement.

The PUNCH reports that Mr Sanusi’s legal team led by Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), on Thursday, filed a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/357/2020 before the Federal High Court in Abuja,

He 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.”

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Recall that in the wake of his dethronement on Monday, the monarch was earlier banished to Loko village in  Nasarawa State but the condition of the village and house, lacking in basic amenities, necessitated his transfer to Awe town in the same state.

DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that prominent personalities, including Aliko Dangote, might have influenced the transfer, following concerns raised over the inaccessibility of the present village the emir had been banished to.

Consequently, there had been calls by the civil society and concerned Nigerians for the emir’s freedom since his banishment on Monday.

Amnesty International had on Tuesday faulted the violation of the emir’s rights to movement, calling on the Nigerian authorities to respect Mr Sanusi’s fundamental rights.

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