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JUST IN: Kano governor Ganduje frees House of Reps member Ado Doguwa of murder charges five days before leaving office

The government of Kano state under Governor Umaru Abdullahi Ganduje through the State Ministry of Justice, Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) has cleared the House of Representatives Majority Leader Alhassan Ado Doguwa of murder charges.

The lawmaker had earlier been charged by the police with murder for allegedly killing three people during the 25 February election.

But a Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Monday, May 22, 2023, declared culpable homicide charges, including criminal conspiracy prosecution against Doguwa as unconstitutional.

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In a new development, the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Musa Abdullahi Lawan, briefing journalists in Kano on Thursday, May 25, 2023 said the lawmaker has been exenorated.

He said, “Based on the foregoing facts and observations, we cannot substantiate charges of criminal conspiracy, mischief by fire and culpable homicide against Doguwa.


“We cannot find sufficient evidence to link him with the said offences considering that we are faced with so many inculpatory and exculpatory evidence for and against him.

“The statements of those that implicated Doguwa were full of contradictions and could not find medical evidence to prove the death of the victims.

“The law is clear that the allegations that Doguwa killed people cannot be substantiated.”

According to him, the eight to 12 suspects arrested would be charged with mischief by fire under Section 336 of the Penal Code (as amended).

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