Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the Federation (AGF), says he is not involved in the dethronement and detention of Muhammadu Sanusi.

Sanusi was dethroned as emir of Kano on Monday and banished to Awe in Nasarawa state but a federal high court in Abuja ordered his freedom.

Malami had been accused by an aide of Sanusi of ordering the detention of the dethroned Emir.

In a statement on Sunday, Umar Gwandu, special assistant on media and public relations to Malami, said

The AGF has no hand in the dethroning and banishment.

He added that the minister will not comment further on the development since it is already in court.

“The issue of who does what over the dethronement saga has been effectively submitted for judicial determination. The matter is consequently subjudice,” he said.

”And I will not comment one way or the other over a matter that is pending before the court.”