Court directs AIG Zone One to investigate criminal assault on Journalist in Kano 

By Abdullahi Yakubu, Kano

The Chief Magistrate Court 24 Gyadi-Gyadi Kano has directed the office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone One to conduct a discrete investigation on criminal assault against the House of Representatives Member Representing Doguwa/Tudun Wada Federal Constituency, Alhassan Ado Doguwa.

The directive followed a direct complaint lodged before the court by the Kano state Correspondent of Leadership Newspapers, Abdullahi Yakubu through his Counsel, Bashir, Umar & Co. Legal Practitioners and Corporate Consultant.

In the letter addressed to the AIG Zone One dated 1st November 2022, signed by the Registrar of the Court a copy of which was made available to Newsmen said  “Iam directed by the Presiding Chief Magistrate Court 24, A.B. Wali Complex, Gyadi-Gyadi Kano, to write and request you, to conduct discrete investigation against House of Reps member representing Doguwa/Tudun Wada Federal Constituency, Alhassan Ado Doguwa.

“Upon lodging direct complaint before the Court by the Counsel to the complainant, Bashir, Umar and Co. ℅ Malam  Abdullahi Yakubu of Sharada quarters. Attached herewith is the copy of the complaint,” the letter said.

However, in the letter of complaint to the court, the counsel to the complainant said, “We act as Solicitors to Malam Abdullahi Yakubu of Sharada Quarters Kano

Municipal (hereinafter referred to as our Client) pursuant to his specific mandate and instruction we write to you this letter of complaint.

“It’s our humble brief that our client is professional journalist working with

Leadership Newspaper here in Kano acting as Kano Bureau Chief Leadership


“That on 1st November, 2022, our client together with some of his protessional

colleagues were at the residence of the above mentioned member of House of

Representatives, based on his invitation for him to clear his name through our

media on trending story on social media accusing him of assaulting the

former commissioner for local government and deputy governorship candidate of APC (Murtala Sale Giaro) in the state.

“However, it was in the process of his narration concerning the episode at the

deputy governor’s house where the incident between him and Murtala Sule

Garo took place.

“That he became so provoked to the extent that he vowed to send his boys to

destroy all the billboards and banners belonging to Gwawuna/Garo for

governorship and deputy governor.

“On noticing how he became furious, our client then took the bull by the horn

to begged him not to take the law by his own hand instead of him to listened

to our client and acted appropriately he used his right hand and gave our

client a deadly blow on his right ear.

“In fact since then our client lost his good

health our client encountered serious problems with his eardrums, tempanic

membrane, excessive headache, general body pain and many more are some

of the health issues our client is facing now.

“In view of the foregoing, we urge you Sir to order the office of AIG Zone One

Kano to investigate the case and bring the said Hon. Alhassan Ado

Doguwa to justice,”

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