Court remands Reps. Majority Leader, Doguwa, 1 other in custody over alleged murder
A Kano Senior Magistrate’s Court remanded the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Alhassan Ado-Doguwa at the Goron Dutse Correctional Centre in Kano on Wednesday in a case of murder.
Ado-Doguwa (APC-Doguwa/Tudun Wada, Kano) is standing trial alongside one Bashir Dahiru, on a six-count charge of conspiracy, culpable homicide, causing grievous hurt, arson, inciting public disturbance and unlawful possession of firearms.
The prosecutor, Mrs Aisha Salisu, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on Feb. 26 at Tudun Wada Dankadai in Dawakin Kudi Local Government Area of Kano State.
She told the court that Doguwa allegedly shot one Ibrahim Dauda to death and injured two persons in their legs and hands.
“The defendants conspired with five others still at large, conducted themselves in a manner to cause breach of public peace and burnt the office of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in Tudun Wada Dankadai.
“Two persons lost their lives at the said NNPP office on the day of the incident, while six persons sustained various degrees of injuries,’’ she said.
She said that the offences contravened the Penal Code and the Firearms Act.
Salisu urged the court not to admit the defendants to bail in the interest of public peace, and justice.
“Any person accused of committing a capital offence which attracts severe punishment should not be granted bail,’’ she said.
No plea was taken.
Doguwa’s defence counsel, Mr Abdul Adamu, urged the court to grant the defendants bail arguing that: “the first defendant is a public figure and majority leader of the House of Representatives.’’
Presiding Senior Magistrate Ibrahim Mansur-Yola ordered the remand of the defendant in custody and referred the case to the Director of Public Prosecution for advice.
He adjourned hearing on the bail application to March 7.