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Assembly suspends 2 Zamfara lawmakers for aiding banditry

Assembly suspends 2 Zamfara lawmakers for aiding banditry
Written by Maritime First

… As Police arrest father, 2 others for alleged attack on school***

The Zamfara House of Assembly has suspended two of its members, Yusuf Muhammad (APC-Anka) and Ibrahim Tukur (APC-Bakura) for allegedly aiding banditry in the state.

This followed the adoption of a motion by Yusuf Kanoma (APC- Maru North) at Tuesday’s plenary in Gusau.
Speaking on the motion, Kanoma urged the house to suspend the lawmakers over allegations that they were collaborating with bandits in the state.

“One of them is suspected to have supplied information to bandits leading to the death of one of our lawmakers, Muhammad Ahmad, representing Shinkafi Constituency, who was killed on his way to Kano few months ago.

“The other was seen rejoicing after the kidnapping of our Speaker’s father, who died in bandits captivity,” he said.

Contributing, the Majority Leader, Alhaji Faruku Dosara, said that the allegations must be treated seriously and called for a thorough investigation by the House.

Dosara suggested that the House should mandate one of its committees to investigate the matter and report back.
Speaker Nasiru Magarya, thereafter, directed the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges to investigate the matter and report to the house in three months.

The newsmen report that during the plenary all the 24 lawmakers, the Clerk and Chairman of the Assembly Service Commission were made to swear to an oath that they had no connection with banditry in the state.

In another development, the House on Tuesday screened and confirmed Sole Administrators for the 14 local government councils of the state as requested by the State Government.

Some of those confirmed included Aminu Yarkofoji (Bakura), Kabiru Maigoro( Bini Magaji), Basiru Mu’awiyya (Bukkuyum), Muhammad Maiturare (Bungudu), Abubakar Dakitakwas (Gummi) and Sanusi Sarki (Gusau).

In another development, The Police Command in Ogun has arrested a 35-year-old father, Abidemi Oluwaseun, for allegedly invading a public school with thugs to attack a teacher.

The Police Spokesman in Ogun, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed this in a statement issued on Tuesday in Ota, Ogun, that the suspect was arrested with two other persons.

He named the two other persons arrested for beating the 15-year-old daughter of Oluwaseun, as Fayesele Olabanji, 24, and Alebiosu Quawiyy, 25.

According to him, the suspects were arrested following a distress call received from the principal of Baptist Girls College, Idiaba Abeokuta, that three men invaded the school with an unregistered vehicle.

He said that they were armed with brand new cutlass and threatening to hack down a teacher of the school.

“Upon the distress call, the Divisional Police Officer, Kemta Division, CSP Opebiyi Sunday, mobilised his men and moved to the scene where the three men were apprehended right inside the school premises.

“The unregistered Toyota car and the cutlass were recovered from them.

“On interrogation, Oluwaseun confirmed hiring the other two men to the school to teach the teacher who beat his daughter a lesson of his life,” he said.

The PPRO said that preliminary investigation revealed that while the victim was teaching, some of the students including the suspect’s daughter were mocking the teacher and distracting other students.

He added that the teacher after identifying those disturbing the class caned them as a corrective measure.

But the suspect’s daughter went home and reported to her father consequent upon which her father mobilised two thugs and stormed the school with cutlass.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Lanre Bankole, has ordered that the suspects be properly investigated and charged to court as soon as possible.

He also warned that the command under his watch would not tolerate such unruly behaviour in any public or private institution, as such was tantamount to breaking laws.


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