A Pastor conducted a prayer session for the dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, who arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos, in the late hours of Friday.
Sanusi, who arrived in a chartered private jet with registration number N5500JF, spent about 30 minutes at the private terminal.
Immediately he disembarked from the aircraft and was received by his wives, children, and some relatives, the entourage was led into a private meeting room at the terminal, where special prayers were offered.
The Senior Pastor of Trinity House Church, Lagos, Ituah Ighodalo, prayed for God’s protection for him and members of his family, before he left the Airport, at 12:17am, in a convoy of 10 vehicles.
While praying, the Pastor said: “When one door shuts, you open another one, and what people meant for evil, will always turn to good. So we thank you for the safe return of your son, our Emir, our brother, our father, our husband, our uncle.
“We thank you for keeping him, we thank you for not putting him to shame. We thank you that you are going to make something good out of this.
“We pray for Nigeria. We ask that Nigeria will change. We pray that Nigeria will accept the truth. We ask that Nigeria will be great again. Father Lord, going forward, let there be good health, let there be prosperity, and promote your son beyond what anybody could have ever imagined… In Jesus name we pray.”
Meanwhile, Sanusi declined to speak with Journalists, when approached to comment on his travails.
As he came out from one of the private hangars at the MMIA, to board a waiting black Sports Utility Vehicle, SUV, Reporters asked him to express his feelings, after days in detention.
He only smiled at the Press and said: “No comment”, as he was ushered into the waiting SUV, with Lagos number plate, APP 674 FU.
Sanusi was dethroned and banished, last Monday, by the Kano State Government, for insubordination.
He was first taken to Loko, a coastal town in Nasarawa Local Government Area, located about 230km from Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital.
Hours later, after intervention of some prominent Nigerians, he was moved to Awe town, 84 kilometres from Lafia.
He had been in Awe, Nasarawa State, since last Tuesday.
His Lawyers contested his banishment in court, and a Federal High Court, in Abuja, ordered for his release from detention in Awe, Nasarawa State.
Justice Anwuli Chikere gave the interim order granting the exparte application by Sanusi, before fixing March 26, for hearing of the suit.
Justice Chikere also ordered service of the copies of the court order on the Respondents in the matter, which include the Inspector-General of Police IGP, Mohammed Adamu, Director-General, DG, Department of State Security Services, DSS, Yusuf Bichi, Attorney-General of Kano State, Ibrahim Mukthar, and the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami, SAN.
The exparte application to enforce the fundamental rights of the Applicant, and the originating motion were on Thursday, March 12, filed by Lawyers to Sanusi, Lateef Fagbemi, Professor Konyisola Ajayi, and Abubakar Mahmoud, all Senior Advocates of Nigeria, SANs.