The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has awarded 10 million naira against Kano State government for banishing the 14th Emir of Kano State, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.
In a judgement the Presiding judge, Justice Anwuli Chikere, said the banishment was in conflict with the constitution of the country.
The court said the confinement and the relocation of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi to Nasarawa State without court order constituted infringement of his fundamental rights.
Justice Chikere ordered the respondents to tender public apologies to Sanusi Lamido and should be published in two national dailies.
The court also directed the respondents to remove all containment to the rights of Sanusi as he is entitled to his exercise of his fundamental rights.