- A group has condemned the arrest of Kano state deputy governor by the commissioner of police
- The group also wrote a petition to the United Nations and Amnesty International on the matter
- According to Human Rights Sight, CP Wakili was biased in his arrest of the deputy governor of Kano state
A human rights group have condemned the arrest of the Kano state deputy governor, Nasiru Gawuna, by the commissioner of police in the state, Mohammed Wakili.
The Human Rughts Sight said Wakili was biased in the arrest of Gawuna during the March gubernatorial election in the state, Daily Trust reports.
The group's director, Ramat Ibrahim, in a statement copied to Amnesty International and the United Nations, said the arrest of the deputy governor was contrary to the provisions of the constitution.
“The commissioner of police, Mr. Wakili, was obviously insinuated in taking sides with Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso otherwise Kwankwaso should have been arrested and brought to book over the instigation of violence through radio programmes at Vision FM and Arewa Radio”, the statement said.
“If the CP can violate the constitution by arresting a serving deputy governor despite the immunity of his office while others without immunity are inciting youths to violence, this is definite evidence of bias," Ibrahim said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Kano state governor Abdullahi Ganduje had raised allegation against the Kano state commissioner of police, Mohammed Wakili, claiming he gave protection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The governor said the police commissioner helped the opposition party win rig the state governorship election.
Ganduje said the arrest of his deputy was unconstitutional and they could have chosen to take him to court for it.
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