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Kano Govt Drops Murder Charges Against Doguwa

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Kano State attorney-general and commissioner for justice, Mr Musa Abdullahi Lawan, has said the allegation of murder against majority leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Alhassan Ado Doguwa cannot be substantiated.

Lawan made the disclosure when he briefed newsmen in Kano.

He said based on the foregoing facts and observations, the ministry cannot substantiate charges of criminal conspiracy, mischief by fire and culpable homicide against Doguwa.

“We cannot find sufficient evidence to link Doguwa with the said offences considering that we are faced with so many inculpatory and exculpatory evidence for and against him” Abdullahi-Lawan said

He said that the statements of those that implicated Doguwa were full of contradictions and could not find medical evidence to prove the death of the victims.

“The law is clear that the allegations that Doguwa killed people cannot be substantiated.


“We are guided by the findings of the investigations of the Police as contained in the case diary sent from the FCID devoid of sentiments, fear or favour.”


He said the pistol and 30 rounds of live ammunition were recovered from the second and third suspect who were aids to Doguwa, adding that investigation reveals that the ammunition given to them by Ballistic stated that they were found intact.


“Some of the witnesses said Doguwa carried a Dane gun while others said it was a pistol.


“No bullet shell was recovered at the scene, only one knife, cutlass and charm”


Abdullahi Lawan reiterated the Ministry’s commitment in ensuring ultimate dispensation of Justice equity and fairness irrespective of who it favours.


He added that eight to 12 other suspects would be charged to court with mischief by fire under section 336 of the Penal Code as amended.


However, when contacted Doguwa to comment on the development, he thanked God and said he has forgiven all the persons responsible for his tragedy.


He further said he will not take legal action against anybody.




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