Court orders arrest of Kano APC chairman Abbas over threat, utterances
A Federal High Court in Kano has granted an order for the investigation, arrest and prosecution of All Progressives Congress, APC, chairman Abdullahi Abbas. The party stalwart is accused of threat to life, disruption of peace and hate speeches in a suit filed by Mahmoud Lamido.
The Kano indigene, through his counsel Bashir Yusuf Muhammad, told the court that Abbas, in a phone call, insinuated that he would kill him (sai na batar da kai). In the Certified True Copy seen by DAILY POST, Justice S. A. Amobeda adjourned to the 16th of February to monitor compliance. The New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, in Kano has described the ruling as “a milestone achievement” for democracy.
Campaign spokesperson, Sanusi Bature said Abbas had been a subject of public discourse due to his utterances that could jeopardise peace. Bature hinted it was the second time a court ordered the Commissioner of Police to arrest and prosecute the APC leader for alleged violence, intimidation and threat. “We hope this will serve as a lesson to any politician who chooses the way of violence than promoting peace in Kano and Nigeria,” he noted.
Hoodlums bomb INEC office, police station in Anambra
A16-year-old boy was on Wednesday killed while a 15-year old girl sustained gunshot injury in a bomb attack at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and a police station in Ojoto and Nnobi in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State. The hoodlums who carried the attack invaded the area at early hours of the day with four Seina vehicles, IEDs, petrol bombs and other explosives.
The Nation gathered that the boy died in the incident, while the female teenager who sustained gunshot injury had been rushed to the hospital for medical attention. Police spokesperson Tochukwu Ikenga confirmed the incident, saying security deployment had been reinforced in the state, while the situation is being monitored. He said: “Anambra State Police Command today 1/2/2023 has reinforced security deployment in the state, following an attack on the INEC office and Nnobi Police Station.
“The hoodlums came in their numbers by 1:45 am today 1/2/2023, with four unmarked Seina vehicles, armed with IEDs, Petrol bombs and other explosives, invaded the INEC office, the Police Station and the residential building in the station. “Unfortunately, one boy aged 16 years a relative of a serving policeman in the station was murdered by the armed men while the other, a female aged 15 years old sustained a gunshot injury. She has been taken to the hospital where she is receiving treatment. “The situation is being monitored and further details shall be communicated, please.”
Source: The Nation