Dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has filed a lawsuit to challenge his expulsion to Nasarawa State at the Federal High Court in Abuja The legal struggle is being led by 12 Senior Advocates of Nigeria. The SANs have filed ex-parte application seeking an interim order for his release had been assigned to Justice Anwuli Chikere. On Monday, Sanusi was banished to Loko, a remote location in Nasarawa State. On Tuesday, he was relocated to Awe, where he is currently being detained at a house. The respondents to the application are the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu; Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi; Attorney-General of Kano State, Ibrahim Muktar, and Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN).
In the application, which is an introduction to the main suit, the ousted monarch precisely prayed for an interim order for the restoration of his rights to human dignity, personal liberty, freedom of association, and movement around Nigeria, apart from Kano State, pending the hearing and determination of his main suit.