Recently the Kano State Government has stated the reason why the Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II, was dethroned.
In a statement that was released by the Secretary to the State Government Usman Alhaji, Sanusi was dethroned over alleged insubordination, refusal to attend official meetings and breach of Kano Emirate Laws.
The statement reads,
The Kano State Executive Council under the Chairmanship of his Excellency, the Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, has unanimously approved the immediate removal/dethronement of the Emir of Kano Emirate Muhammad Sanusi II.
The Emir of Kano is in total disrespect to lawful instructions from the office of the state Governor and other lawful authorities, including his persistent refusal to attend official meetings and programmes organised by the Government without any lawful justification which amounts to total insubordination.
It is on record and in so many instances Malam Muhammad Sanusi II has been found breaching part 3 Section 13 (a-e) of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019 and which if left unchecked will destroy the good and established image of Kano Emirate.
This removal is made after due consultation with the relevant stakeholders and in compliance with Part 3 Section 13 of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019 and other reasons stated above.
The removal was reached in order to safeguard the sanctity, culture, tradition, religion, and prestige of the Kano Emirate built over a thousand years.
A new Emir of Kano will soon be appointed.
Further more, the Former Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II, has however been arrested and banished to a community in Nasarawa State.
Not long after his dethronement was announced, security operatives arrested Sanusi and whisked him out of the ancient city amidst other tight security.
It was also gathered that the security operatives were heading towards Nassarawa state where he will spend the rest of his life in an asylum.
News report also states that security agents has however sealed off the palace.