A source within the Presidency in Abuja, on Wednesday revealed to SaharaReporters that the Nigerian police have been ordered to arrest the newly-crowned Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.
*The Emir Of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
The source said the new Emir is to be arrested on fraud-related charges starting from his tenure as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
He said a team of police officers stationed at the Emir’s palace in Kano have been given order from the force headquarters to place Sanusi under arrest immediately he steps out of the state’s Governor’s lodge.
According to the source, the Emir was supposed to be arrested at his house on Sunday night after the Kano State Governor announced his appointment.
It would be recalled that the presidency was alleged to have made some moves to frustrate Sanusi from emerging the new Emir of Kano, following the hasty congratulatory message the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) sent to one of the candidates before the choice was officially announced.
The new Emir has been inside the Kano State governor’s lodge, where he has been receiving visitors as well as undertaking traditional rites.
Meanwhile, the source further disclosed that prominent northern leaders had earlier warned President Goodluck Jonathan not to execute such rash action in order not to aggravate the already unstable situation currently in Kano State.
Though it could not be ascertained if the President is considering dialoguing the issue, but it was gathered that he is yet to send a congratulatory message to the new Emir even after his party had since done so.
The President has been taking a swipe at the former CBN governor since February, over the revelation that Jonathan and his associates have stolen at least $20 billion from crude oil sales in the last two years.
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