The deposed emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi, has been banished from the state, in accordance with tradition.
The Kano executive council chaired by Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, had on Monday removed Sanusi from the throne for “total disrespect to the office of the governor”.
The council claimed the removal was reached in order to safeguard the sanctity, culture, tradition, religion and prestige of the emirate.
The deposed emir was said to have been banished to Nassarawa state where he would live in exile.
Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, an aide of Ganduje, said the former emir was in custody of the police but not arrested.
He is expected to go on exile after his removal, according to tradition, he added.
Aminu Ado Bayero, emir of Bichi, has been announced as Sanusi’s successor.