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Federal Court awaits police compliance with order to arrest Kano APC chairman 

Federal Court awaits police compliance with order to arrest Kano APC chairman 

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano has granted an order for leave to immediately arrest, investigate and prosecute the Kano State APC chairman Abdullahi Abbas over threat to life, the distraction of peace, and hate speeches.

Abbas is notorious for making unguided, uncivilized and uncultured statements, and has previously been ordered to be arrested, but the police have failed to carry out the order.

Mahmoud Lamido, a concerned citizen of Kano, had approached the court through his lawyer, Bashir Tudunwazirchi, seeking the immediate arrest of the APC chairman, Abdullahi Abbas, for issuing a threat to his life via phone call that he would either kill of kidnap him (sai na batar da kai).

Justice S.A. Amobeda of the Federal High Court 3 sitting in Kano granted the order and adjourned to February 16 to monitor compliance.

Reacting to the development in a statement, the spokesman for the opposition NNPP campaign council, Sanusi Dawakin Tofa, said it was the second time in a row a similar court order was granted by different judges, compelling the Commissioner of Police to arrest and prosecute Abbas on cases related to violence, intimidation and threat to life.

“We hope this will serve as a lesson to any politician who chooses the way of violence rather than promoting peace in Kano and Nigeria,” Mr Dawakin Tofa added.

 

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Faruk Khalil
Faruk Khalilhttps://nigeriansketch.com/
Khalil Faruk (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), has a Bachelors and Master's degree in Political Science and has worked as a reporter, features editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief respectively in a leading Nigerian daily. He has undergone trainings in journalism, photo journalism and online journalism within and outside Nigeria.

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