Following ongoing reports that the Kano State Government was behind the banishment of deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, the attorney-general of Kano State, Ibrahim Muktar has denied the report circulating in the media.
This was disclosed by the attorney general of Kano state on Wednesday during an interview on Channels Television ‘Sunrise Daily’ programme.
Muktar said that the banishment of Sanusi was not part of the decision of the Kano State Government.
He also stated that Sanusi was not removed because of the corruption probe but strictly because of insubordination.
He said, “If you listen to the Secretary to the State Government when he was addressing the press on the issue of the removal of the emir from office, there was nowhere he stated that the emir was banished from Kano State.
“So, the decision of the government when the emir was removed on Monday was that he was removed from office and a new one appointed. The issue of banishment was not part of the decision of the Kano State Government.
“We have been hearing from the media that he has been banished but what I know is that he was taken out of Kano State but banishment was not part of our decision. There is no such decision to the best of my knowledge.”
He said, “The state government has not taken the law into its hands. Let me explain that the decision to remove the emir from office is administrative and was not based on the issues pending before the court. All the issues pending before the court have not to do with the removal of the emir or the dethronement.”
“No decision on that actually. I cannot pre-empt the position of the government on whether investigation will stop or will continue. I cannot say as of now.”