The Kano State Government has stated the reason why the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, was dethroned.
In a statement released by the Secretary to the State Government, Usman Alhaji, Sanusi was dethrone over alleged insubordination, refusal to attend official meetings and breach of Kano Emirate Law.
The statement read,
“The Emir of Kano is in total disrespect to lawful instructions from the office of the state Governor and other lawful authorities, including his persistent refusal to attend official meetings and programmes organised by the Government without any lawful justification which amounts to total insubordination.
“It is on record and in so many instances Malam Muhammad Sanusi II has been found breaching part 3 Section 13 (a-e) of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019 and which if left unchecked will destroy the good and established image of Kano Emirate.
“This removal is made after due consultation with the relevant stakeholders and in compliance with Part 3 Section 13 of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019 and other reasons stated above.
“The removal was reached in order to safeguard the sanctity, culture, tradition, religion, and prestige of the Kano Emirate built over a thousand years.”
“A new Emir of Kano will soon be appointed,”
The deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has, however, been arrested and banished to a community in Nasarawa State. shortly after his dethronement was announced, security operatives arrested Sanusi and whisked him out of the ancient city amidst tight security.
It was gathered that the security operatives are heading to Nassarawa state where he will spend the rest of his life in an asylum.
The security agents have reportedly sealed off the palace.