I’m not involved in Sanusi’s dethronement, detention – Malami

Abubakar Malami

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, says he has nothing to do with the dethronement of Lamido Sanusi as Emir of Kano.

In a statement on Sunday through his media aide, Umar Gwandu, Malami also said he was not involved in the subsequent banishment of Sanusi to Nassarawa State.

“The issue of who does what over the dethronement saga has been effectively submitted for judicial determination. The matter is consequently subjudice,” the statement read.

“And I will not comment one way or the other over a matter that is pending before the court.”

Sanusi, in a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja, claims Malami and the Attorney General of Kano State, Ibrahim Muktar, instructed the Department of State Services (DSS) and police to detain him.

In the suit filed on March 12, Sanusi also dragged the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu; Director-General of DSS, Yusuf Bichi, to court.

The Attorney General of Kano State and Malami are listed as 3rd and 4th respondents respectively in the suit.