Posted by Tukur Muntari | 1 August 2018 | 1,429 times
The Kano State Deputy Governor, Prof Hafiz Abubakar, has petitioned the State Police Command and Department of Security Service (DSS), over alleged threat to his life and plans to impeach him.
In a petition addressed to Kano State Police Commissioner, Mr Rabi’u Yusuf, Abubakar urged the state police command to strengthen security around him
Copies of the petition were sent to the AIG in charge of Zone I Kano and the State Director of the DSS,
“I am compelled to write and inform you that, there is a serious security threat to my life and that of my immediate family as a result of the recent political happenings in the state.
“On this note, my attention has been drawn to information of orchestrated plots to frame me up on non-existing allegations to pave way for my impeachment from office by the State House of Assembly.
“Secondly, the state government was also alleged to have made funds available to the 44 Local Government Councils to raise groups and organise a protest in the state capital to call for either my resignation or impeachment from office.
“The concern here is that the protest, no matter how peaceful it was intended to be, could be hijacked by miscreants and turn it into violent one.
“In view of the foregoing realities, I am calling on the State Police Command to strengthen security around me and particularly around my residence in order to forestall any unpleasant security breach,” the petition said.
Salihu Tanko Yakasai, Special Adviser on Media to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, dismissed the alleged planned protests, saying the governor is a good democrat who plays the game of politics according to the rules.
He said the state government was not even aware of the issue, adding “Ganduje does not have the habit of bringing down his political opponents”.
Abubakar, a loyalist of former Gov. Rabiu Kwankwaso, has been at loggerheads with the state governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, for supporting Kwankwaso, who has switched political allegaince from the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party. (NAN)
•Kano State Deputy Governor, Prof Hafiz Abubakar
Three-year-old twins kidnapped at motor park
A set of male twin toddlers have been kidnapped by a middle-aged man at the Ekeki Motor Park area of Yenagoa, the state capital.
It was gathered that the kidnapper, who drove in a black jeep, had parked near the corner where Mrs Modupe Joseph, the mother of the victims, Taiwo and Kehinde roasts corn with her five children, one girl and four boys.
Modupe was away to buy some ingredients for her business when the incident happened. She was said to have kept the children in the custody of one Aisha Ahmed, a female adult, while she left to get the items.
Narrating the incident, Modupe’s second child, Funmi, aged 10, said the man approached her and gave her the sum of N200 to go buy food for the twins but she refused and told him they had all eaten at home.
The little Funmi, who wept uncontrollably, said she eventually collected the N200 after the kidnapper insisted she should take the money and get the food for them.
“The man gave me N200 to buy food for my brothers but I told him that they have they eaten but he insisted; so I collected the money. Before I returned, he has carried my brothers away,” she said.
It was learnt that the kidnapper also tricked the children's custodian, Aisha, with the sum of N1,000 to also purchase some food for the kids.
According to Aisha, the man had earlier beckoned on her and gave her the sum of N1,000 to buy some food for the children so that he could have some change in lower Naira denominations.
“One man came to me and gave me one thousand naira note to buy three plates of food for the children so that he could have changed in his hand, but I asked him to bring the money so I would buy recharge card for him to get change.
“While I went to get the recharge card, I saw the eldest among the children (Funmi) and I queried her for leaving the kids; but she told me that the man gave her N200 to buy food for the children.
“When we returned, we did not see the two boys. I don't know what has happened to them,” she said
Modupe, cried uncontrollably: “I left my children with my friend Aisha to buy salt at Tombia junction.
“Now they are telling me that my babies are nowhere to be found. If I don’t see my children, I will die.”
When contacted, DSP Asinim Butswat, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Bayelsa State Police Command, confirmed the incident and said that “we have commenced investigation.”
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