JUST IN: el-Rufai takes ex-Emir Sanusi out of Awe

Dethroned Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has departed Awe, in Nasarawa State, with Governor Nasiru el-Rufai of Kaduna State, The Nigerian Xpress reports.

The Kaduna State governor, while briefing reporters, said the dethroned Emir was heading to Lagos through Abuja.

This development was coming after a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja granted an interim order releasing Sanusi from detention.

Justice Anwuli Chikere granted the order in line with the prayers on the exparte motion filed on behalf of the deposed Emir by Mr. Lateef Fagbemi SAN.

The former Emir had, on Thursday, approached the court seeking an interim order of the court directing his immediate release from detention.

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