Following the sudden announcement of his dethronement by the Kano State government on Monday morning, the embattled Emir Muhammad Sanusi II has been arrested by security operatives and whisked him out of the ancient city amidst tight security.
It was reliably gathered that the security operatives are heading to Nassarawa state where Sanusi will spend the rest of his life in asylum.
Before he was taken away, Sanusi was said to have been put under house arrest by the heavy security personnel of DSS, Police and Military.
The arrest was after the security operatives sealed off the Palace.
An impeccable source at the Government House hinted that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, who is presiding over an emergency Executive Council Meeting, is set to announce the new emir any moment.
Names of some powerful aristocrats with direct lineage to the Palace are currently tabled before Ganduje, who has the constitutional powers to appoint an Emir.