The Inspector-General of Police and his counterpart, DG of DSS have been sued by the deposed Emir Sanusi.
Deposed Emir Muhammad Sanusi II
The dethroned Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, has sued the Inspector-General of Police and the DG of the Department of State Security Services at the Federal High Court in Abuja, today.
He is asking the court to order his release from the post-dethronement detention and confinement, according to a report by Punch.
Recall that Sanusi was taken to Awe in Nasarawa State and he has been detained in an apartment in the town after he was dethroned by the Kano State Government on Monday.
His team of lawyers led by Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), on Thursday, filed a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/357/2020 before the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The deposed Emir is asking for an interim order releasing him “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.”
The respondents to the application are the Inspector-General of Police, the Director-General of the Department of State Service, the Attorney-General of Kano State and the Attorney-General of the Federation.