For one who has always lived in luxury even when he wasn’t a king, this is indeed a new beginning.
Though the ancient town of Loko in Nasarawa State became his newabode since he was deposed and banished from Kano on Monday, former Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi would have to stay in Awe town , a suburb located in the Awe local government area of the state.
Sanusi would now occupy a modest two-bedroom bungalow belonging to the local government chairman in Awe. The emir was escorted to his new apartment by the Emir of Lafia, Sidi Bage and Emir of Awe, Isa Umar II.
Muhammad Sanusi II was on Monday dethroned by the Kano State government and banished to Loko in Nasarawa State.
According to the Secretary to the State government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, who made the announcement after the State Executive Council meeting, the dethronement is in line with the provision of Kano state Emirate Council Law 2019.
“Section 11 (1) of the Law has empowered the governor to appoint Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero as the emir of Kano,” he said.
Alhaji said the four kingmakers of Kano emirate had earlier recommended the appointment of Aminu Ado Bayero as the emir of Kano.
Bayero is the 15th emir of Fulani.
Until his appointment as emir of Kano, Bayero was the Emir of Bichi, one of the four newly created emirates.