A magistrates court in Kano has remanded the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, at a correctional facility over charges of culpable homicide and arson. Doguwa was taken before Court 58 of the magistrates court in Nomansland area of the state metropolis Wednesday, March 1, Daily Trust reported.
The police arrested the All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport late Tuesday, February 28.
The magistrate, Ibrahim Mansur Yola, gave the remand order after the First Information Report was read.
He thereafter adjourned the matter to Tuesday, March 7.
Details of why Doguwa was arrested by police
According to the spokesman of the Kano police command, SP Haruna Kiyawa, Doguwa was arrested in connection with a suspected case of criminal conspiracy, culpable homicide, causing grievous hurt, mischief by fire and inciting disturbance.
He said the arrest followed complaints “received on the gruesome murder of three persons, causing grievous injury to eight others in Tudun Wada LGA on 26/02/2023 while the collation of election results was ongoing and an alleged viral video of some victims with suspected gunshots in the Social Media.”
It was gathered that Doguwa’s arrest was ordered by the commissioner of police in charge of the 2023 general election, Kano state command, CP Muhammad Yakubu.
CP Yakubu directed the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Kano State Police Command to carry out a thorough investigation.
The police explained that Doguwa was arrested because he refused to honour an invitation extended to him.
Police arrest House of Reps member with bag containing $498,000 In another report, a member of the House of Representatives, Dr Chinyere Igwe, was arrested with a bag containing $498,000. Igwe, who represents Port Harcourt Federal Constituency 2, in the lower chamber of the National Assembly, was arrested on Friday morning, February 24, along Aba Road in Port Harcourt. The Rivers State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko confirmed the arrest and shared further details.