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Confinement: Sanusi Files Suit Demanding His Release

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Deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II is seeking an order for his release before the Federal High Court in the Federal Capital Territory.

Sanusi on Thursday dragged the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu; and the Director-General, Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi, to the Federal High Court, Abuja over his alleged detention.

Also joined in a motion ex-parte with suit number: FHC/ABJ/CS/357/2020, filed by his team of lawyers, led by Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN), are the Attorney General of Kano State and Commissioner for Justice; and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, as 3rd and 4th respondents respectively.

The News Agency of Nigeria, however, confirmed that the case was yet to be assigned to a judge.

Sanusi, who is currently confined to Awe, a town in Nasarawa State, brought the application pursuant to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), Articles 5, 6. 10 and 12(1) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Right (Ratification and Enforcement) Act, among others.

The deposed emir sought for an interim order of the court releasing him from the detention and/or confinement of the respondents and restoring his right to human dignity, personal liberty, freedom of association and movement in Nigeria (apart from Kano State) pending the hearing and determination of his originating motion.

Sanusi is also seeking among others: “An order granting leave to the applicant to effect service of this order alongside the originating motion and subsequent processes to any officer in the office of the 1st respondent at the headquarters.”

According to him, it is in the interest of justice to grant this application.