A team of security operatives consisting of men of the Nigeria Police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Monday stormed the palace of the Emir of Kano in Kano State.
This followed the removal of the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, from office by the state government.
Sanusi’s removal was announced by the Secretary to the State Government, Usman Alhaji, during the State Executive Council meeting which held at the Government House in Kano.
GLOBAL TIMES reports that Sanusi’s removal comes one week after the Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission had summoned the Emir.
He was asked to respond to a petition accusing him of selling lands belonging to the Kano Emirate to the tune of N2 billion.
The traditional ruler had, however, secured a restriction order from a court to stop the commission from investigating him.