It has been confirmed that dethroned Emir of Kano, Mohammadu Sanusi II, has been relocated to Awe town, Awe local government area of Nasarawa State.
He was earlier banished to Loko in Nasarawa local government area of the state.
Briefing newsmen shortly after a police helicopter ferried the former Emir away at about 1:45 pm from Loko secondary school playground on Tuesday, the Mai Loko, HRH Abubakar Ahmed Sabo, said the move became necessary owing to the fact that Loko lacks access road, any source of portable water and electricity, among others.
He was emphatic that the decision to relocate former emir Sanusi had nothing to do with the prevailing insecurity in the area.
The monarch urged traditional rulers across the country to always abide by the constituted authority so as not to end like the dethroned Emir of Kano.
The Emir of Loko, who is also a first-class Paramount ruler, said: “Here in Loko, we are hospitable people as such we received the dethroned Emir of Kano warmly as it should be.
‘’In fact, my people are not happy as regards relocating the said dethroned Emir to Awe.
‘’The authority concerned said they want to relocate him owing to the fact that we lack so many social amenities here”.
He continued: “The executive arm of government has tenure of office while we the traditional institution doesn’t have.
“We are custodians of our respective people while the executive arm remains supreme authority that we need to respect.
“We are answerable to them at all times and in a situation where any traditional ruler decides to disrespect orders of his principal he may be dethroned as in the case of Emir Sanusi”.
Security personnel serving in the area, who doesn’t want his name in print, said: “Activities of hoodlums in the area was one of the major reasons for relocating Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II out from here.
“It will interest you to know that we the police officers serving here in Loko are less ten.”
Also, an associate of the dethroned Emir, who gave his name as Alhaji Sule Adamu, described what happened to the former Emir of Kano as reckless use of power, saying that mimesis will surely catch up with those behind the saga.
The heavy security men attached to the dethroned Emir did not allow pressmen access to speak with Sanusi, who was said to have passed his night in Loko at the house of the Chief Imam.