- A local government chairman in Kano has been charged to court
- Kabiru Ado Panshekara was accused of diverting coronavirus palliatives
- According to reports, he distributed the palliatives to those who were excluded from it
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The chairman, Kumbotso local government area of Kano state, Alhaji Kabiru Ado Panshekara, has been charged to court.
He was charged to court by the Kano state Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission over alleged criminal breach of trust.
He was accused of making a false statement regarding the distribution of COVID-19 palliatives in his area.
He was earlier arrested by the commission. He will now appear before a Kano Magistrate Court (Court 82) sitting at Rijiyar Zaki on Wednesday, May 13.
His alleged offences include: Distributing palliatives to security personnel, comprising of the police, Department of State Services and Immigration and Hisbah guards in his area.
According to the commission, all political office holders, civil servants at federal, state and local government levels, political party officials at ward level, traditional rulers, imams and pastors and casual workers at federal, state and local government were all excluded from the beneficiaries of the COVID-19 palliative materials, The Sun reports.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a prominent northern leader and 16th president of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Ibrahim Khaleel Inuwa, is dead.
Daily Trust reports that he died on Monday, May 11, in Kano at the age of 71.
Legit.ng gathered that he was a renowned Nigerian engineer and distinguished Abusite, who was the first person from the northern part of Nigeria to head the respected engineering body.
The deceased was born on April 15, 1949, in Gwale local government in Kano city, and had his primary education at Kofar Kudu Junior Primary School, Emir’s palace, Kano from 1956 to 1959, and at Gwale Senior Primary School, Kano 1960-1962.
He received his secondary education at Government College Kaduna 1963-1967 where he obtained West Africa School Certificate with Division One and Rumfa College Kano, 1968-1969 for his Cambridge Higher School Certificate.
According to the report, family sources said he left behind one wife and nine children.
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