Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido planning to commit suicide (READ)

The guys at
are reporting that the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria
and Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi is on suicide watch and the
“verge of collapse”.

This is how they report it:

The center appear on the verge of collapse at the Emir
palace in Kano State for the newly crowned Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido
Sanusi – Emir Muhammadu Sunusi II. This is following information
available to obtained from a competent source within the
security quarters in Kano indicating that all is not well with the
occupant of the seat of Emir of Kano.  As gathered, the occupant of the
seat of Emir of Kano is reported to have been placed under suicide

Shortly after Sanusi Lamido Sanusi’s controversial ascension to the
seat of Emir on June 8, 2014, of which some believed was a politically
motivated appointment by the governor of Kano State, the occupant of the
seat of Emir began exhibiting symptoms of severe clinical depression.
The symptoms reportedly grew worse. According to our source, the
occupant of the Emir’s seat, began having thoughts of suicide. “He is suicidal. He is secretly being watched by his close aides”, said the source.

The source pointed particular attention to the nature of the seat of Emir as being highly spiritual and/or traditional. “Not anyone can just mount the seat because he can or because he has political connections with the high ups
noted the source who went to explain that the former Central Bank of
Nigeria Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi may have not been the rightful
heir to the throne of Emir of Kano in the traditional sense as
understood by the elders and handlers of the traditional stool. He
pointed to long laid down custom of selecting an Emir after the death of
Emir. According to the source, when an Emir lasts in the office of Emir
for up to 50years, his first son ascends to the throne automatically
without contest.

Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi is the grandson of Muhammadu Sunusi, the
11th Fulani Emir of Kano. His grandfather however did not last up to 50
years at the throne.


Ado Bayero was Emir for over 50 years”, continued the
source. The elders and handlers of the stool were aware of the customs
and were prepared to crown the son of Ado Bayero when the Governor of
Kano intervened. He added that the former CBN governor’s name were not
among the names recommended by the handlers of the traditional stool to
the governor for crowning as Emir. “They don’t know the repercussions”.

Another source near the activities at the palace spoke to The source pointed to the silence from the other first
class Emirs over the coronation of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as Emir of Kano.
He stated that none of the Emirs sent congratulatory messages to the
new occupant of the seat of Emir of Kano. He explained that there was a
deliberate decision by the Emirs to refrain from congratulating the
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the new Emir of Kano. The source however
downplayed that the Emir was feeling suicidal while adding that Sanusi
Lamido Sanusi appeared a little pale.

Another source from a popular political family, the Yankassi family
in Kano who is considered a family friend to the Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
family also called the claim of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi being clinically
depressed false.

In his words, “Very untrue. In fact I just came out from a meeting with him and he looks very stable with sound mind”.


The story however begins to get dodgier from this paragraph:

It remains uncertain the health status of the occupant of
the Emir’s seat in Kano. Many within the palace contacted by declined to speak on the health status of the man,
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.

Then those who call this site a hatchet tool for the Jonathan administration will note this

But feelers coming out of the presidency in Abuja
indicate that Sanusi Lamido Sanusi’s problems may just be beginning. A
very credible source indicates that the Jonathan administration has
launched a broad investigation into the activities of the former CBN
governor. Three anti-graft commissions are said to be tasked with the
investigation. The source explained that the uncanny silence on the part
of the new Emir has to do with the new unearthed information on his
financial activities while at the realm of activities at the CBN. One of
the many damning information uncovered included the acquisition of an
Islamic Bank – while still at the CBN top seat. There are also unclear
links discovered by security operatives to groups in Sudan suspected to
be securing funds for violent Jihadist operations across the African

And, ay yes, after line and line of speculation, they end with this?

This remains unverified.

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  1. Has mainstream media carried this story? Have you read about it on credible news sites like Reuters or BBC? Suicide is not acceptable to us. It's forbidden in Islam. Yet you cull a story which states the Emir is suicidal. Verify such stories before posting. If in doubt, just wait.

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