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Alleged Homicide: Group protests alleged plan to release Alhassan Doguwa

A group, concerned citizens of Doguwa and Tudun Wada Local Government Areas of Kano State, on Thursday, protested alleged plans by the Kano State Government and the leadership of the House of Representatives to interfere in the court case of the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, in order to secure his release from prison.

SOLACEBASE had reported that Alhassan Doguwa was on Wednesday remanded in prison custody by the Kano Senior Magistrate Court over five court charge that include criminal conspiracy, culpable homicide, unlawful possession of firearm, mischief and public disturbance.

The offences are contrary to Section 97, 114, 247, 336 and 221 of the Penal Code.

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The protesters, who stormed Nigeria Union of Journalists Press Centre located at Farm Centre, Kano state late in the evening, carried placards with various inscriptions denouncing the alleged plan by Kano state government and leadership of lower chamber to scuttle the case and get him released.

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They alleged that there was collaboration between the Kano state government and leadership of the House of Representatives to ensure the release of Doguwa.

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Speaking to journalists, the leader of the group and former Commissioner in the state, Alhaji Nura Dankadai, said releasing Doguwa would amount to subversion of justice and lack of sympathy and compassion for the affected people in the areas.

“As we’re approaching the governorship election on March 11, releasing the accused person can constitute a serious security threat to the peaceful conduct of the election,” Dankadai said.

Dankadai called on the federal government, Inspector General of Police, Director General of Department of State Service as well as all relevant stakeholders, to intervene in ensuring justice and fairness prevail.


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