The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has called for the immediate release of the former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II from detention.
Recall that the Governor Abdullahi Ganduje-led government had on Monday dethroned Sanusi as the Emir of Kano over allegation of insubordination.
SERAP which took to its Twitter account called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, to release the former Emir of Kano from detention which it described as a travesty.
The human rights group noted that the detention of the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria is against the freedom of liberty and movement according to the Nigerian constitution.
The statement reads: “The indefinite detention and degrading treatment of Muhammad Sanusi II is a travesty. He should never have been detained in the first place.”
“Nigerian government and Kano state authorities must end this blatant miscarriage of justice now. Release Muhammad Sanusi II from arbitrary detention.”
The group noted that the former emir is an anti-corruption defender, hence the reason for its demand for his release.
“The dethroned Emir of Kano and Muhammad Sanusi II is an anti-corruption and human rights defender within the international standards established by the UN to which Nigeria is a member.”
“That’s why we’re pushing to enforce his fundamental rights including to liberty.”