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Katsina Emirate Sacks District Head of Kankara for Alleged Banditry

Katsina Emirate Sacks District Head of Kankara for Alleged Banditry

Sarkin-Pawan Katsina, who was also the district head of Kankara local government area in Katisna State, Alhaji Yusuf Lawal, has been sacked.

He was sacked by the Katsina Emirate Council on Saturday over his alleged aiding and abetting of banditry in his domain.

The spokesman (Sarkin Labarai) of Katsina Emirate, Alh. Ibrahim Iro Bindawa announced that the Emir of Katsina, Alh. Abdulmuminu Kabir Usman, ordered the sacking of the district head following his indictment by a committee set up to investigate his alleged involvement months back.

Nigerian Sketch learnt that his sack has been recommended a month ago, but was made public on Friday after the emirate received a letter from the Katsina State government indicating government’s approval of the investigative committee’s recommendation.

His sacking was to take effect immediately, the directive said.

The emirate’s spokesman said the investigation conducted on the allegation leveled against Lawal that he was aiding and abetting banditry in his domain indicted him.

He said the report of the investigative committee “… was forwarded to the state government and it was directed that he should be dismissed as District Head.”

No details were provided on how the committee found him culpable.

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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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