Police ordered to arrest new Emir of Kano, Sanusi, for ‘Fraud’
The President Jonathan vs Sanusi war has begun!
According to a report by Sahara Reporters, police have
been ordered to arrest the new Emir of Kano for ‘Fraud’.
Below is how SR is reporting it..
The Nigerian police have been ordered to arrest
the newly-crowned Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido
Sanusi, on fraud-related charges stemming from
his tenure as Governor of the Central Bank of
According to reliable sources at the Presidency in
Abuja, the team of policemen at the Emir’s palace
in Kano received the order from the Nigeria police
headquarters to place Mr. Sanusi under arrest if he
leaves the Kano Governor’s lodge.
The sources told SaharaReporters that Mr. Sanusi
was to be arrested at his private home on Sunday
night after his appointment was announced by the
Kano State Governor.
It would be recalled that the presidency embarked on
several frantic measures to frustrate the former CBN
governor’s emergence as Emir, including the premature
congratulations of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to
one of the candidates before the choice was announced.
Since becoming Emir, Mr. Sanusi has been inside the
Kano State governor’s lodge, receiving visitors and
undertaking traditional rites.
The source also told SaharaReporters that some notable
northern leaders have already warned President Jonathan
to avoid such a reckless action so as to avoid setting fire
to the already volatile situation in the city of Kano. It is
not known if President Jonathan is favoring back channel
dialogue aimed at resolving the mess. Observers point
out that he has yet to offer congratulations to the new
Emir despite the PDP doing so.
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