Sanusi VS Kano State: Court Fixes Nov. 23 For Ruling

Alleged right violation: Court fixes date for judgment in deposed Emir  Sanusi's suit

Moses Ofodeme

An Abuja Federal High Court, on Thursday, September 23, fixed November 30 for judgment in a suit filed by deposed Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II against the Kano State government and others over alleged violation of his rights.

Justice Anwuli Chikere fixed the date after counsel to parties in the matter adopted all their processes and final argument taken.

Sanusi had, on March 12, 2020, sued the Inspector-General (I-G) of Police and Director-General, Department of State Services, DSS, over what he called “unlawful detention/confinement” at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

Joined in the motion with suit number: FHC/ABJ/CS/357/2020 are the Attorney-General of Kano State and Attorney General of the Federation as 3rd and 4th respondents respectively.

Sanusi, in a motion -ex-parte dated March 12 by his lawyers, sought an interim order of the court releasing him from the detention and/or confinement of the respondents as well as restoring his right to human dignity, personal liberty.

It would be recalled that Sanusi, after his banishment from Kano, was confined to Awe town, Nasarawa State.

The presiding judge, Justice Anwuli Chikere, however ordered his immediate release.

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