Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II has been sacked by the Kano State led government by Abdullahi Ganduje.
This was reveals on Twitter by the State Director-General, Media and Communications on his official handle, @Dawisu, on Monday.
“The Kano State Executive Council has unanimously approved the dethronement of the Emir of Kamo Mallam Muhammad Sanusi II at a special sitting held today by the council,” he tweeted.
It was earlier reported that the Emir has been engaged in a battle with the governor since last year amid allegations that he supported the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Abba Kabir-Yusuf.
The monarch has since been under investigation for alleged corruption while his emirate was split into five to whittle down his influence.
Before he became the Emir of Kano, Sanusi was an economist and banker. He served as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria from 2009 to 2014, when he was suspended by President Goodluck Jonathan after raising the alarm on the $20bn alleged to be missing.