Amnesty International has condemned the dethroning of Muhammadu Sanusi II, the former Emir of Kano.
In a series of tweets on Tuesday, it was discovered that the group was against the decision to ban the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) after he was dethroned.
“Amnesty International is calling on the Nigerian authorities to respect the human rights of the former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II; their right to dignity, freedom of expression and freedom of movement, ”he said.
According to the group, restricting Sanusi and making him incommunicado is against his human rights, as protected by Nigeria’s constitution and international human rights law.
Therefore, it asked the authorities to guarantee the respect and protection of the fundamental human rights of the Ex-Emir, in accordance with the rule of law.
Amnesty International tweeted the day after the Kano state government removed Sanusi as the Emir of Kano.
The former Emir was also banned to the Loko development area in Nasarawa state, but was later transferred to the state’s local government area.
After some Moments, the government announced Aminu Ado Bayero, the former Emir of Bichi, as the new Emir of Kano, while Nasiru Ado Bayero was named as the new Emir of Bichi.
Kano state government secretary Usman Alhaji, who announced the removal of Sanusi, explained that the decision was made as a result of the former emir’s consistent refusal to comply with instructions given to him.
The dethronment is said to be in line with the recommendation of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, which convened the deposed Emir.
Sanusi was accused of obstructing the commission’s investigation. The commission asked him to respond to a petition accusing him of selling land belonging to the Kano Emirate for N2billion.
Sanusi, however, secured a court restraining order to prevent the commission from investigating him.