Police Ordered To Arrest Sanusi, New Emir Of Kano, For “Fraud”
The new Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
By SaharaReporters, New York
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.
Since ousting Mr. Sanusi from the CBN last
February, the President has not relented in seeking
to inflict serious damage on him for revealing that
the President and his cronies stole at least $20
billion from crude oil sales over a two year period.
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