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 Nigeria (CBN).
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.
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.