- An APC chieftain in Zamfara, Bello Dankande, has been reportedly arrested and remanded in prison
- Dankande was accused of sabotaging the state’s security and colluding with some groups to steal cows
- The APC chieftain will be spending a few days in prison as the court has ordered that he be remanded till Thursday, December 12
Bello Dankande, a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Zamfara state, has been reportedly arraigned and remanded in prison.
Premium Times reports that Bello was remanded in prison by a Shariah court in Zamfara after pleading not guilty to the accusation levelled against him.
Legit.ng gathers that the APC chieftain was arraigned for allegedly sabotaging the state’s security. He was also accused of colluding with outlawed volunteers groups (Yansakai) to steal cows in Bakura local government area.
Bello reportedly served as a commissioner during the administration of the immediate pat governor of the state, Abdul’aziz Yari.
He reportedly headed the ministry of local government and chieftaincy affairs in the last administration.
Despite Bello’s lawyer's argument that the court did not have jurisdiction to hear the case, the presiding judge ordered that the APC chieftain be remanded in prison till Thursday, December 12.
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Earlier, the Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle, had accused ex-Governor Yari of sabotaging the security of the state.
Matawalle made the allegation in a statement released on Thursday, November 21. The Zamfara state governor alleged that Yari was envious of the achievements he has recorded in the areas of security in the state.
Governor Matawalle recently reached a ceasefire agreement with armed bandits who were behind the insecurity witnessed under Yari’s administration.
The Zamfara state branch of the APC, however, refuted the allegation that Yari was supporting banditry in the state as the state governor alleged.
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