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Sanusi’s Dethronement And Banishment Is Illegal, Says Falana


Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has described the dethronement and banishment of the Muhammadu Sanusi (II), as unlawful.

He mentioned this on Tuesday throughout an interview on Channels TV’s Politics Right this moment.

“The dethronement, the Banishment and restriction of motion and detention are all clearly unlawful.

“Within the first place, the governor held an Govt Council assembly presided over by him and inside an area of 5 minutes, the emir had been accused of executing disrespect to constituted authority, which means the governor and within the assembly presided over by the governor the place he was the accuser, the prosecutor and the witness,” he mentioned.

In keeping with him, the emir was dethroned with out being given any alternative to defend himself.

“As if such violation of his freedom and right to fair hearing was not enough, the governor was alleged to have ordered his arrest and banishment to his village in Nasarawa State,” Falana added.

“You do not impeach a governor and decide to detain him somewhere. He has the right to move freely, he has the right to exercise all his powers”.

When requested if he (Sanusi) has the authorized grounds to problem the dethronement, Falana mentioned, “for sure”.

In the meantime, Sanusi’s Legal professionals have already threatened to take authorized motion if the state authorities don’t launch him inside the subsequent 24 hours.

The attorneys made this recognized throughout a press briefing on Tuesday in Abuja whereas the emir was being moved from Loko Growth Space of Nasarawa State to Awe Native Authorities Space.

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