Following an order of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday ordering the release from house arrest of deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, the ex-monarch is now on his way out of the Awe town in Nasarawa State where he had been held up.
His exit from the community comes shortly after a visit by Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Friday.
Kano State Executive Council approved Sanusi’s dethronement at a special sitting held on Monday.
Since coming on the throne, Sanusi, who rose to become governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank as a professional, has always spoken out against harmful traditions and practices in the North, often times drawing the ire of elites in the region.
It is not clear yet where the former Emir of Kano is headed.
The dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi, has stated that God approved his removal from the throne by Kano state government.
He stated this in Awe while leading Friday Muslim prayers at the palace of the Emir of Awe with the Kaduna Governor Nasir El’Rufai in attendance.
Sanusi, during the prayers, urged Muslim faithful to always obey God and accept his judgement in whatever happens.
He stated that whatever happens to anyone of them is destined by God, if not there is no way it would happen.
He explained that there is no way anything that God has not destined would come to pass.
He underscored the needs for Nigerians to also continue to pray for peace and progress of the country.
The dethroned Emir also urged Muslims to fear God in all their activities, reminding them they must give account of his or her deeds hereafter. El-Rufai, who was in Awe to visit the dethroned Emir, arrived the Emir’s residence at about 12:45pm.
He was received by the dethroned emir where they quickly went into a closed- door meeting after which they drove straight to Friday mosque.
However, Sanusi is set to leave Awe town in Nasarawa State where he was banished on Monday by Kano State Government with Kaduna Governor Mallam Nasir El-Rufai.
Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday ordered his release from confinement.
They are set to be heading to Abuja.