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Breaking: Court Orders Release Of Deposed Emir Sanusi From Detention

Deposed Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II

An Abuja Federal High Court has ordered the immediate release from detention of the deposed Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II of Kano.

The former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor was purportedly banished to Awe, a town in Nasarawa State, following his deposition on Monday.

The interim order was granted by Justice Anwuli Chikere following an ex parte application moved by his lead counsel, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) on Friday.

Justice Chikere also ordered that the order for the release of the deposed emir should be served on all respondents to the application.

The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu; the Director-General of the Department of State Service, Yusuf Bichi; the Attorney-General of Kano State, Ibrahim Muktar, and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN) are the respondents to the application

March 26 was subsequently fixed by the Court for further hearing in the case.