The Kano State Executive Council has approved the dethronement of the Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammad Sanusi, at a special sitting held on Monday.
Before the dethronement, there was crisis in the Kano State House of Assembly on Monday over the issue.
As of the time of filing this report, security had been beefed up at the House of Assembly complex.
It was learnt that the fight broke out during a debate on the report of the Chairman of Kano State Public Complaints and Ant-Corruption Commission
The removal of Sanusi was announced by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, at the State Executive Council meeting on Monday.
According to him, a new emir would soon be appointed.
Also, in an official tweet, Director-General, Media and Communications, Kano State Government, Salihu Yakasai, said “The Kano State Executive Council has unanimously approved the dethronement of the Emir of Kamo Mallam Muhammad Sanusi Ii at a special sitting held today by the council.”