El-Rufa’i Sets to Meet Sanusi; Court Orders His Release

Kaduna Governor, Nasir El-Rufa’i is on his way to meet dethroned Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido in Awe Local Government Area where he was banished to.

This is coming after the former Central Bank Governor was given an appointment by the Kaduna State Government as a board member of KADIPA, its investment promotion agency.

El-Rufa’i made this known in a tweet he released on his Twitter page where he was in his motorcade.


The Federal High Court in Abuja also on Friday ordered his immediate release from confinement/detention.

In her ex-parte ruling, Justice Anwuli Chikere, who gave the order after ter listening to a lawyer to Sanusi, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) who argued a motion ex-parte to that effect directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Attorney General of Kano State and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) – who are all named as respondents in a fundamental rights enforcement suit filed on March 12, 2020 by Sanusi to release the former Emir.

Justice Chikere, in the ruling, said: “An interim order of this honourable court releasing the applicant 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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