Court orders IGP to investigate El-Rufai’s aide over attacks

Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

A Federal High court sitting in Kaduna has granted an order compelling the Inspector General of Police and the Kaduna State Police Commissioner to investigate the Special Adviser to the Kaduna Governor on Politics and Inter-governmental Affairs, Mallam Uba Sani, over an attack by hoodlums and armed thugs on some aggrieved All Progressives Congress (APC) and journalists in Kaduna.

The victims of the attack, Senators Shehu Sani and Suleiman Othman Hukunyi and the owner of Liberty Television, Dr. Ahmed Tijani Ramalan in suit No: FHC/KD/CS/124/2017 had asked the court for an order of mandamus compelling the IGP and Police Commissioner to investigate the governor’s aide for the sponsored attack.

In the suit, the Senators sought “an order for leave to apply for an order of mandamus compelling the 1st and 2nd (the IGP Police commissioner) to exercise the legal duty to conduct a thorough, prompt, and independent and impartial investigation for the purpose of arrest and prosecution of Uba Sani for the mastermind of the attacks on the applicants his sponsored thugs on 30th day of July, 2017.”

The Presiding Judge, Justice M. Shuaibu, while ruling on the matter, granted the order of investigation and adjourned the matter to February 15, 2018 for hearing.

Thugs allegedly sponsored by some powerful politicians in the state had stormed the NUJ secretariat, venue of a press conference by some aggrieved APC members, and attacked senators Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi, Shehu Sani and others as well as journalists.

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