The dethroned Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi has sued the Inspector General of Police, and the Director General of the Department of State Service, as he seeks release “from the detention and or confinement”.
According to Punch, Sanusi sued the pair for their involvement in his confinement.
Following his dethronement, the former Emir was taken to Awe in Nasarawa State and has since been confined in an apartment in the town.
His lawyers have now filed a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/357/2020 before the Federal High Court in Abuja.
In the suit, the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria prayed 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.”
Punch reports that 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 are respondents to the application.