- General Idris Dambazau (rtd) has been arrested by DSS operatives in Kano over allegations of economic sabotage
- Sources in the know say the retired general close down petrol stations in the northwest state even though they were not under his purview
- Dambazau, a former commissioner in the state, has had his own fair share of controversial moments in the murky waters of Kano politics
Kano - The Department of State Service (DSS) has arrested the Kano state chairman of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC), General Idris Dambazau (rtd) over allegations of economic sabotage.
Vanguard newspaper reports that the DSS accused Dambazau of unilateral closure of seven petroleum filling stations without following due process.
A source quoted in the report stated that all efforts to make Dambazau open the filling stations fell on deaf ears, despite the fact that he was undertaking an illegal assignment beyond the powers of his office.
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The source said:
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“The security view General Dambazau’s actions as deliberate acts of economics sabotage with the intention to create scarcity of the commodity in Kano where there was none.”
According to Sahara Reporters, Dambazau was in 2015 under fire for refusing to return three government vehicles three months after leaving office as commissioner, saying the then administration owed him severance allowance.
Political actors at loggerheads in Kano state
Meanwhile, a former governor of Kano state, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, Senator Jibrin Barau, and four other members of the House of Representatives have petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman over the setting ablaze of the campaign office of Barau in Kano on Thursday, December 2.
The petition was signed by Senator Shekarau (Kano Central), Senator Barau (Kano South), and four members of the House of Representatives including; Nasiru Abdua, Tijjani Abdulkadir Jobe, Shaaban Sharada, and Haruna Isa Dederi.
The federal lawmakers said the attack on Senator Barau's campaign office was triggered by the Tuesday, November 30 judgement of the FCT High Court which sacked the executives of the faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) loyal to the state government.
FCT high court sacks Ganduje-led APC faction in Kano
Legit.ng had earlier reported that the APC executive committee loyal to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje was sacked by an FCT high court.
Justice Hamza Muazu delivering the ruling on Tuesday, November 30, granted all the reliefs sought by the Shekarau faction.
The faction had sought a declaration that no ward and local government congresses were conducted by the Ganduje-led group.