The deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has left Awe, Nasarawa State, at about 4:27 p.m., in company of Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna, after observing the Friday congregational prayers.
Mr Sanusi had led the Friday Juma’at prayer at the Awe Central Mosque, where he admonished Muslims to take whatever situation they found themselves in, as destiny.
He encouraged the faithful to always live with the fear of God and accept whatever predicament that befell them in good faith, and prayed for the peace and development of the country.
NAN reports that Saudatu Hussain, the aged mother of the Emir, had arrived Awe on Friday morning, to meet her son.
Addressing newsmen a few minutes before their departure, Governor El-Rufair disclosed that the ex-emir would be flown to Lagos where his family are, “to enjoy his freedom”.
“You remember that a Federal High Court in Abuja gave an order directing his immediate release from confinement. The man is now free and should be allowed to be free,” he said.
Recall that the Kano government had dethroned Sanusi on Monday, March 9, over alleged open disregard to the state government and disrespect for the traditions of the Kano Emirate.
He was initially taken to Loko in Nasarawa State, before he was moved to Awe, another town in the north-central state, on Wednesday, March 11.