Malami Speaks on Sanusi’s Dethronement

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has denied any involvement in the dethronement and banishment of the former Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi II.

In a statement he made available to newsmen, the AGF said though he was not in any way connected with Sanusi’s ordeal and would not comment on the matter since it is already in court.

“The issue of who does what over the dethronement saga has been effectively submitted for judicial determination. The matter is consequently sub judice.

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“Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice will not comment one way or the other over a matter that is pending before the court”, read the statement that was signed by Malami’s Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu.

The Kano State government had on last week Monday deposed Sanusi as Emir and forcefully banished him to Nasarawa State.

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After being moved to Loko village in Nasarawa, he was subsequently moved to Awe town where he was confined till last Friday when a court order freed him.

The deposed Emir was accused disloyalty by the Kano state government. The Government added that he disrespected its authority and absented himself from meetings without cogent reasons.

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