Written by Philemon Adjekuko

Malami washes hands off Sanusi’s dethronement, detention

As the dust is yet to settle on the dethronement and detention of Lamido Sanusi as the Emir of Kano, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, has denied his involvement in the situation.

Malami in a terse statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Dr. Umar Gwandu, on Sunday, said he “was not in any way connected with the dethronement of the former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II and his subsequent banishment to Nassarawa State.”

He added, “The issue of who does what over the dethronement saga has been effectively submitted for judicial determination. The matter is consequently sub judice.

“Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice will not comment one way or the other over a matter that is pending before the court.”

The dethroned emir in his suit challenging his banishment from Kano State and detention in Awe, Nasarawa State, named Malami and the Attorney-General of Kano State, Ibrahim Muktar, as the ones who instructed the police and the Department of State Services to arrest and detain him after his dethronement.

Both Malami and Muktar are joined along with the Inspector-General Police, Mohammed Adamu, and the Director General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi, as codefendants.

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