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Sanusi Lamido Gets Date for Judgment in Suit against AGF, Kano AG, IGP, DSS

Sanusi Lamido Gets Date for Judgment in Suit against AGF, Kano AG, IGP, DSS

A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed November 30, 2021 for judgment in the suit filed by the deposed Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, challenging his banishment to Awe, a remote community in Nasarawa State.

Justice Anwuli Chikere on Thursday fixed the date for judgment after the hearing of the suit.

Sanusi had filed the suit seeking to enforce his fundamental rights following his deposition, banishment and confinement on March 9, 2020 until he was released on March 13, 2020 following an interim order of the court.

At the resumed hearing, counsel to Sanusi, Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud (SAN), had informed the court that his client was not challenging his deposition but the manner he was treated.

In his response, counsel to the Inspector-General of Police, Victor Okoye, asked the court to dismiss the suit for lack of  jurisdiction to hear it, maintaining that the instrument conveying the ex-emir’s banishment was authored and endorsed by an official of the Kano State Government in Kano State and not the FCT.

The suit joins the IGP; director-general, State Security Service; the attorney-general of Kano State and the attorney-general of the federation.

 

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