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House of Reps Majority Leader, Doguwa’s homicide case to commence soon

House of Reps Majority Leader, Doguwa’s homicide case to commence soon

Nigeria’s House of Representatives Majority Leader, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, will soon face full prosecution in a homicide case against him..

The Inspector General of Police investigation team investigating alleged culpable homicide against Doguwa said it has concluded its jobs and submitted its findings to the Kano State Ministry of Justice.

Kano State Ministry of Justice is said to assured after receiving the Police Investigation reports that it would soon commence the full prosecution of Doguwa.

On Friday, the ministry confirmed that the Police have submitted the alleged culpable homicide and other criminal offences case diary to them for their perusal and possible next line of action.

The Kano Command of the Nigeria Police arrested and charged Doguwa, alongside others, for alleged criminal conspiracy, and culpable homicide.

He was also charged with causing grievous hurt, mischief by fire, and inciting disturbance.

The police prosecutor told the court that Mr Doguwa allegedly committed the offence on 26 February at the Tudun Wada Local Government Area of Kano State.

The police said the offences are contrary to sections 97, 114, 221,247 and 336 of the penal code.

Mr Doguwa was initially charged to a Magistrate’s Court in Kano but his lawyer approached the Federal High Court and sought his bail while questioning the jurisdiction of the Magistrate to entertain the case.

Doguwa’s counsel, Nuraini Jimoh, SAN, appealed to the court to release the accused on bail on the ground that the Magistrate’s Court lacked jurisdiction to entertain the case.

The judge, Yunusa Muhammad, granted him bail in the sum of N500m, with the condition that the suspect must provide two sureties, one of which shall be a first-class traditional ruler while the other must be a permanent secretary at the Federal civil servant.

Recently, a retired Chief Magistrate in Kano, Muntari Garba Dandago, filed a suit before Kano State High Court asking it to grant him leave for the court to issue order of mandamus against Kano Attorney General for not prosecuting the majority leader.

Meanwhile, the case scheduled for hearing on Monday 8th May, 2023 for hearing on notice but could not continue due to the absence of judge who was said to be away for election petition tribunal in Adamawa state.

 

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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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