The traditional ruler of Loko village of Nasarawa State, Abubakar Ahmed-Sabo has barred the public from seeing the dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II.
On Monday, the Kano State government had deposed the emir for alleged violation of the culture and traditions of the state, banishing him to Loko village in Nasarawa State.
The emir, accompanied by a few personal aides and some officials of Kano State Government, arrived at the police wing of Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport on Monday evening.
DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that he has embarked on a road journey to the village, where he would be kept on house arrest.
Speaking with newsmen, the first-class traditional ruler confirmed the arrival of dethroned Emir into his palace around 3 a.m on Tuesday.
He, however, said that the public, including the press, would not be allowed to see or interview the dethroned emir.
“Yes, Emir Sanusi is in my palace. He arrived this morning around 3 a.m., but no one will be allowed to speak with him,” he said.
Recall that hours after Mr Sanusi’s removal, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje approved the appointment of Aminu Ado Bayero as the new emir.
Announcing the new emir at the government house on Monday, in the presence of the four kingmakers,
The Secretary to the State Government, Usman Alhaji, said the appointment was after the state Executive Council resolution.
The SSG said: “Following the resolution of the state executive Council at its emergency council meeting, I have been directed by his Excellency, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, based on the provision of section 11 (1) of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019. Based on the recommendation of the executive council.
“I hereby announcing Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, the former emir of Bichi as the new emir of Kano.”