Kano Gov Innaugurates Panels To Probe Ganduje, Doguwa

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The Kano State governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, has inaugurated two Judicial Commissions of Inquiry (JCIs) on cases of misappropriation of public property, political violence and missing persons in the State between 2015 to 2023.

Inaugurating members of the JCIs on Thursday, Governor Yusuf vowed to bring anyone found wanting to book, adding that it was part of his inaugural pledge to unravel and prosecute those behind cases of political violence recorded in the state before and during 2015, 2019 and 2023 general elections.

“Political violence is a major setback to democracy worldwide. It leads to loss of lives and property as well as mistrust on the part of the people and those in power.

“The disturbing cases of political killings especially in 2023 must not be swept under the carpet, this is to ensure we prevent future occurrences.

“Similarly, we have assured the people of the state that we shall also revisit the various forms of political violence perpetrated by unscrupulous elements during and after the elections. We will never allow the blood of the innocent citizens of the state to be spilled by heartless people in the name of politics or other forms of hatred,” the governor stated.

The first Commission of Inquiry under Justice Zuwaira Yusuf will look into cases of political violence and missing persons from 2015-2023.

It would be recalled that during the 2023 elections, a Member of the House of Representatives representing Doguwa/Tudun Wada federal constituency of the State, Ado Doguwa, was accused of masterminding the killing of some members of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), which led to a reprisal attack and burning down of his house at Khalifa Isyaku Rabiu Estate.

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“We expect them to unravel the criminal network involved and unmask the sponsors to face justice, find its root causes and find out where violence is associated with 2015, 2019 and 2023 elections,” the governor added.

Inaugurating the second Commission of Inquiry under Justice Faruk Lawan, Governor Yusuf gave the Commission the mandate of inquiring into cases of misappropriation of public properties and assets.

He charged Justice Lawan and his team not to relent at identifying cases of misappropriation of public properties and assets, especially by the last administration under former Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje within and outside the state.

He, however, emphasised that this move was neither political nor targeted at any individual, but it’s a move with the mandate of the people of Kano State.

He charged the commissions not to compromise their stands but remain faithful to their oath and the people of Kano State and ensure justice for the state.

Governor Yusuf added that the selection of the members of the two commissions and their chairmen was careful and thorough and he remained confident that they will deliver as expected.

“We went through your records and we couldn’t find any of you wanting. We believe in you and we expect your full reports in three months’ time,” he stated.

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