Court clears Ado Doguwa of murder charges, fines police, Kano govt N25m

Court clears Ado Doguwa of murder charges, fines police, Kano govt N25m

The then-outgoing APC administration in the state dropped
the police investigation and exonerated him.


However, the new governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, immediately
upon taking office, said his government would prosecute Mr. Doguwa, whom he
accused of killing over 15 people.


Mr Yusuf, a member of the NNPP, said the new administration
would reopen and pursue the case to a logical conclusion.


“In the same vein, we shall investigate all cases of
political violence that led to the loss of lives and properties across the
state in the last eight years.


“The infamous case of Alhassan Ado Doguwa, who allegedly
sponsored the maiming and murder of over 15 innocent souls in Tudun Wada Local
Government, will be pursued to its logical conclusion,” the new governor said
in his inaugural speech.


But Mr Doguwa sued the Attorney-General of the Federation,
Inspector-General of Police, the Governor of Kano State, and the
Attorney-General of Kano State over the alleged infringement of his rights to
dignity, liberty, and freedom of movement.


In a certified true copy of a judgment of the Federal High
Court dated December 5, 2023, released last week, in suit No:
FHC/ABJ/ABJ/CS/714/2019, the judge, D.U. Okorowo, cleared Mr Doguwa of the
murder allegation.


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