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Amnesty International Condemns Sanusi’s Dethronement, Banishment

 

Amnesty Worldwide has condemned the dethronement of the previous Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.

In a sequence of tweets on Tuesday, the group faulted the choice to banish the previous governor of the Central Financial institution of Nigeria (CBN) after he was dethroned.

“Amnesty International calls on Nigerian authorities to respect the human rights of former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II; his right to dignity, freedom of expression and freedom of movement,” it stated.

In response to the group, proscribing Sanusi and inserting him incommunicado is towards his human rights as protected underneath the Nigerian Structure and worldwide human rights regulation.

It, due to this fact, requested the authorities to make sure they respect and shield the elemental human rights of the previous Emir, in accordance with the rule of regulation.

Amnesty Worldwide calls on Nigerian authorities to respect the human rights of former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II; his to proper to dignity, freedom of expression and freedom of motion. pic.twitter.com/1ahtPKjX6R

— Amnesty Int. Nigeria (@AmnestyNigeria) March 10, 2020

Amnesty Worldwide calls on the Nigerian authorities to take steps to guard and respect the previous Emir’s elementary human rights in accordance to the rule of regulation.

— Amnesty Int. Nigeria (@AmnestyNigeria) March 10, 2020

Amnesty Worldwide tweeted a day after the Kano State authorities eliminated Sanusi because the Emir of Kano.

The previous Emir was additionally banished to Loko improvement space of Nasarawa State however was later relocated to Awe Native Authorities Space of the state.

Moments later, the federal government introduced the previous Emir of Bichi Emirate, Aminu Ado Bayero, as the brand new Emir of Kano, whereas Nasiru Ado Bayero was appointed as the brand new Emir of Bichi.

The Secretary to the Kano State Authorities, Usman Alhaji, who introduced Sanusi’s removing defined that the choice was taken because of the previous Emir’s constant refusal to abide by directions given to him.

The removing is alleged to be consistent with the advice of the Kano State Public Criticism and Anti-Corruption Fee which summoned the deposed Emir.

Sanusi was accused of obstructing the investigation of the fee. The fee had requested him to answer a petition accusing him of promoting lands belonging to the Kano Emirate to the tune of N2billion.

Sanusi, nonetheless, secured a restriction order from a court docket to cease the fee from investigating him.

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