Court Orders IG, DSS DG To Release Sanusi


The Federal High Court Abuja has ordered the release of detained former Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, who was banished to Awe, a town in Nasarawa State and held in confinement following his dethronement on Monday by the government of Abdullahi Ganduje.

Justice Anwuli Chikere granted the interim order on Friday based on an ex parte application moved by Sanusi’s lawyer, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN).

The judge ruled that the order for his release should be served on the respondents to the application, fixing March 26 for further hearing in the substantive case.

The respondents are Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu; the Director-General of the Department of State Service, Yusuf Bichi; the Attorney-General of Kano State, Ibrahim Muktar, and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN).

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