Sanusi leaves Awe after securing judicial reprieve
By Tasie Theodore
Deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammed Sanusi II has left his place of banishment in Awe, Nasarrawa State in the company of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai.
The monarch who had been deposed on the orders of the Kano State Executive Council last week, was subsequently exiled and banished from Kano in unclear circumstances.
However, his lawyers approached a Federal High Court in Abuja to demand his release.
Awe is a remote town in Nasarawa State and commentators say the choice of the location was to ensure that he would largely be incommunicado to the whole world.
This has actually backfired with sustained media attention on his deposition and banishment even as high level personalities like Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka have continued to berate the Nigerian authorities for their unwarranted assault on the constitutional rights to liberty and freedom of Citizen Sanusi.
Sanusi and El-Rufai at Awe