Despite some of the remarkable achievements of the dethroned Emir, Lamido Sanusi II and criticisms of the recent administration of Kano State over his removal, some believe Karma might be responsible for his recent ordeal for his involvement in the beheading of young Igbo trader years back.
25 years ago, the deposed Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi II was alongside 8 others arrested over the death and beheading of a young Igbo trader named Akaluka in Kano State.
Akaluka was a young Igbo trader, who allegedly desecrated the Quran. Right after Akaluka was arrested and kept behind bars by the Police, a group of Muslim fundamentalists broke into the police station cells, beheaded Akaluka, and paraded just his head around the streets of Kano.
According to reports, the deadly role which Sanusi played in the murder of Akaluka was revealed. The military Head of State at the time, Sani Abacha ordered the execution of the culprits involved in the dastardly act.
Eight of the murderers were arrested while Sanusi was locked up for two years due to his family’s connections in the corridors of power.
Recall that during the Late Abacha’s regime, his government made clear that such extremist ideologies were not to be tolerated in Kano or any other part of the country. Some believe the days of reckoning is here for Sanusi.
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News