The Attorney-General of Kano, Ibrahim Muktar, has said that the state government did not, at any time, banish Muhammad Sanusi II.
Muktar said that the dethroned Emir was only taken out of Kano, based on intelligence reports, but that exile was never part of the decision made against the former traditional ruler.
He said: “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.”
The Kano state Attorney-General said that when the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Usman Alhaji, was giving a press briefing on the Emir’s sack, he did not make any mention of exile.