The palace of the emir of Kano in Kano State was surrounded by a team of security operatives barely hours after the removal Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II from office by Abdullahi Ganduje administration in the state.
The team of security personnel at the traditional ruler’s palace included men of the Nigeria Police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
The Secretary to the State Government, Usman Alhaji, had announced the dethronement of Sanusi II during the State Executive Council meeting which held at the Government House in Kano.
Alhaji hinged the decision to remove the traditional ruler on his alleged consistent refusal to abide by instructions given to him by the Ganduje-led state government.
Also in the state, there have been reports of a rowdy session in the Kano House of Assembly shortly after the announcement of Sanusi’s removal as emir of Kano..
In a video trending on social media, Monday’s plenary was when a group of lawmakers in the chamber clustered together in what appeared to be a fight over the mace in the legislative chamber of the House.
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The mace was later reportedly taken away from the chamber by a man believed to be the clerk of the House.
Sanusi’s removal comes one week after the Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission had summoned the Emir.
He was asked to respond to a petition accusing him of selling lands belonging to the Kano Emirate to the tune of N2 billion.
Sanusi, however, secured a restriction order from a court to stop the commission from investigating him.