Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the Emir of Kano state and
former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has
discontinued the suit he filed against President Goodluck
Jonathan, the Attorney General of the Federation and the
Inspector General of Police.
Following his suspension from office on February 20, Sanusi
had filed a suit against the defendants at the Federal High
Court sitting in Abuja, challenging his removal from office.
According to Nigerian Tribune report, the notice of
discontinuance, dated July 1, 2014 which was filed by his
lawyer asked the court to discontinue the suits against all the
defendants in the matter.
Following Sanusi’s lawsuit against the President, Justice
Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja had
dismissed it on the grounds that it lacked jurisdiction to
entertain the suit, explaining that, since it is essentially a
dispute between an employer and their employee, the matter
should be heard by the National Industrial Court.
However, in a Notice of Appeal filed on May 28 Sanusi’s
counsel, Kola Awodein, had challenged Kolawole’s
Sanusi and Jonathan have been at logger heads, after SLS
blew the whistle on the unremitted $20bn at the state oil
corporation, the NNPC.
While their rift waged on, Sanusi was appointed the Emir of
Kano state after the former Emir, Ado Bayero, passed away.
Following his appointment, there were report that the
government was making plans to arrest him. A source had
said, the Emir was supposed to be arrested at his house on
Sunday night after the Kano State Governor announced his