According to a report reaching us, the President
Jonathan vs Sanusi war has begun, police have been
ordered to arrest the new Emir of Kano for ‘Fraud’.
Below is how SR is reporting it..
“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 Nigeria (CBN).
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 our correspondent 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 ins!de the
Kano State governor’s lodge, receiving visitors and
undertaking traditional rites.
The source also said 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.