Police Give Fresh Update on Murder Case of Accused Northern Lawmaker

Police Give Fresh Update on Murder Case of Accused Northern Lawmaker

  • A new twist has erupted in the alleged murder case against the embattled Hon Alhassan Ado Doguwa
  • The latest update from the Kano state police command reveals that an inquiry into the case is no longer their business
  • The Kano state police spokesperson Abdullahi Kiyawa disclosed that Doguwa's case had been transferred to the state government

The murder case of a federal lawmaker, Alhassan Doguwa, under the supervision of the Kano state police command, has been transferred to the state government.

As reported by the Guardian newspaper, inquiry into the case will now be channelled to the state government rather than the police, who have concluded investigations.

Alhassan Doguwa
Honourable Alhassan Doguwa is the majority leader in the House of Representatives. Photo: Hon Alhassan Ado Doguwa
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The Kano state police command spokesperson, Abdullahi Kiyawa, disclosed this development through an official joint media/police platform.

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Meanwhile, the opposition New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in Kano state has accused the police of failing to hand justice to the embattled Doguwa.

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The national chairman of the NNPP, Prof. Rufai Alkali, is not pleased about the series of attacks meted on NNPP's supporters during the gubernatorial elections in the state.

He said:

“It is regretted that the lawmaker, who was allegedly seen on a viral video with a shotgun, shooting at NNPP supporters, and instigating attacks on the party’s facility in the state, is still walking the street as a free man.”

Furthermore, the police spokesperson confirmed that the embattled Doguwa was arrested, as reported in the media and was also arraigned before the court as required by the law.

He said due to legal advice the police got, Doguwa's case was handed over to the state for the administration of justice per the stipulations of the Nigerian constitution.

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Recall that Legit.ng reported that the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, has been remanded in prison.

A magistrates court in Kano gave the order on Wednesday, March 1, following Doguwa's arraignment and reading of the First Information Report.

Recall that the police arrested Doguwa in connection with a suspected case of criminal conspiracy during the just concluded 2023 presidential election.

Alhassan Doguwa arrested at Kano Airport, details emerge

Meanwhile, before Doguwa's detention in prison, he was arrested by police operatives at the Kano state airport.

The renowned lawmaker was arrested for allegedly orchestrating the killing of some persons in the build-up to the 2023 legislative elections.

He was also accused of being the mastermind behind the burning down of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) secretariat by hoodlums.

Source: Legit.ng

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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for Legit.ng's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: segun.adeyemi@corp.legit.ng.

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