Former Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, in a video circulating online said he is moving on and doesn’t want to go back to the throne following his banishment.
The deposed Emir who faulted the Kano State government over the issuance of his dethronement letter said he could have challenged his dethronement in court if he wanted the throne back.
“I have done what I could in six years, I’m moving on. I don’t want to go back. The truth is, if I had wanted to go back, the dethronement letter was so badly written, it was not done professionally. The easiest thing is just to go to court.
“It’s a simple, fair hearing, ‘did you query him? Did you ask him to defend himself? Did you even call him to ask him any question?’ That’s all but I think we should go on to a new phase in life,” he said.
On Monday, Sanusi was dethroned as Emir by the Kano state government and banished to Nasarawa State.
But, the former Emir had on Thursday approached the court seeking an interim order of the court to ensure his freedom of movement.
Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja granted an interim order that released the dethroned Emir from detention in Nasarawa.