The dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, on Thursday, March 12, has dragged the Inspector-General of Police IGP, and the Director-General of the Department of State services, DSS, to Court.
He filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday, praying an order for his release from banishment.
Sanusi, who was deposed as Emir by the Kaduna State government on Monday and forcefully taken to Awe in Nasarawa State where he has been on confinement, is seeking for an interim order of the court directing his immediate release from detention.
He is praying the court to order his release 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.”
Sanusi was 14th Emir of Kano.
Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, led the erstwhile Emir’s team of lawyers in a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/357/2020 before the Federal High Court in Abuja.