NewsKano Govt Withdraws Murder Case Against Reps Majority Leader Doguwa

Kano Govt Withdraws Murder Case Against Reps Majority Leader Doguwa




May 25, (THEWILL) – The Kano State Government has withdrawn the murder case against Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives.

Musa Abdullahi-Lawan, Kano State Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, confirmed the development to newsmen on Thursday.

Abdullahi-Lawan said the Ministry could not substantiate the charges against the legislator based on the facts available.

On February 28, Ado-Doguwa was arrested at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, while boarding a flight to Abuja.

The police had said they received a report that he led thugs to set ablaze the secretariat of the NNPP in Kano. Two persons were feared dead.

While Doguwa denied the allegation, he was arraigned in March at a Magistrate Court in Kano and was later remanded in prison.

At the press briefing on Thursday, the Attorney-General said, “We cannot find sufficient evidence to link Doguwa with the said offences, considering that we are faced with so many inculpatory and exculpatory evidence for and against him.

“The law is clear that the allegations that Doguwa killed people cannot be substantiated.

“We are variably guided by the findings of the investigations of the police as contained in the case diary sent from the FCID devoid of sentiments, fear or favour.

“Some of the witnesses said Doguwa carried a Dane gun while some said it was a pistol. No bullet shell was recovered at the scene. Only one knife, cutlass and charm.”

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