The colonial masters crippled the Monarchs by removing their power and making them answer to the governors of their state. Quite a number of Kings have been removed by politicians.
Below are some notable ones
1. Alaafin Of Oyo, Oba Adeyemi Adeniran
Chief Obafemi Awolowo was the then Political leader of the Western region was no fan of the Alaafin who had 200 wives.
The king was in bed with NCNC, an opposition party to Awolowo’s Action Group. He was dethroned by Awolowo in 1955.
2. Ojuromi Of Uromi
The Edo State Governor at the time, Adams Oshiomhole, dethroned the Ojuromi of Uromi in 2016.
The king was initially suspended for harassing a woman during the 2016 elections. He was also alleged to have been canvassing for votes against Governor Oshiomhole.
3. Oba Of Benin, Ovonramwen
In 1897, Oba of Benin, Ovonramwen was exiled to Calabar with the two of his wives, Queen Egbe and Queen Aighobahi.
The then Oba died in Calabar around the turn of the new year in 1914.
Ovonramwen was eventually buried in the grounds of the royal palace in Benin City.
4. Deji Of Akure
After four years of reign, Oba Oluwadare Adepoju Adesina was removed by the traditional council of kingmakers, the same body that installed him King in 2005.
The Deji of Akure was dethroned because the then king brought disgrace to the throne, the council said.
5. Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki
He was dethroned after 8 years of rule. Attahiru Bafarawa, the then Governor of Sokoto who was an Abacha ally dethroned the Then Sultan.
He was tricked to a meeting with the governor and he was locked up in a hall with his entourage and his palace taken over by mobile police.
The military government accused Dasuki of unauthorized travels, interference in government affairs, inviting foreign guests without permission, lack of respect for government, misappropriation of funds, among others.
6. Emir of Kano Sanusi I
Between 1954-1963, Lamido Sanusi’s grandfather was the Emir of Kano but was impeached.
Late Emir Muhammadu Sanusi was dethroned by Sir Ahmadu Bello as a result of the power tussle in Kano.
History has just repeated itself, as his grandson has also been dethroned.
7. Emir of Kano Sanusi II
Mallam Lamido Sanusi was dethroned by the Kano Executive council under the present Government led by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
The Emir is said to have been disrespectful to Ganduje’s Government as the Emir refuses to attend meetings without any reason.
Sanusi II became the Emir in 2014 and is the 14th Emir of Kano.