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Breaking: Culpable homicide: House Majority Leader Doguwa, Remanded in Correctional Centre

A senior Magistrate court in Kano Ibrahim Mansur Yola has remanded majority leader of the Federal House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa in Goron Dutse Correctional centre over alleged offences bordering on criminal conspiracy, mischief by fire, illegal possession of firearms, culpable homicide and disturbance of public peace.

According to the Prosecution counsel Mrs Aisha Salisu the Offences contravened sections 97, 114, 247, 336, 221 and 27 of the firearms laws of Federation 1 (i).

Reading over the content of the First Information Report, (FIR), the prosecution alleged that the defendant was on 26th February conspired with one Bashir Dahiru, of Jammaje, Bala Mai doki, Hamisu Musa, Nazifi Asnanic, Abdullahi Haruna and several others who are now at large and conducted the breach of peace by setting NNPP Secretariat at Tudun wada LGA on fire.

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The FIR continues, that  the defendants injured one Alhassan Muhammad Sarkin Fawa and several others and allegedly killed at gunpoint one Ibrahim Danbala and wounded one Auwal Dauda and several others with knife.

Consquently, the defense counsel, Barrister Abdul Adamu urged the court to admit the defendant to bail, relying on section 35 sub 5 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended and 179 of Administration of Criminal Justice Law of Kano State 2019.

“The defendants are ready to provide reasonable sureties if they granted bail,”

He similarly prayed the court to grant Doguwa bail on self recognition, saying the defendant is a member of the Federal House of Representatives.

In her response, the prosecution counsel, Aisha Salisu prayed the court to refuse the bail application by defense counsel.

She urged the court to use its powers while exercising its discretion judicially and judiciously.

In his ruling the trial Magistrate said the offences leveled against the defendants are capital in nature, which his court lacks requisite jurisdiction to entertain.

He said the offences allegedly committed by the defendants can only be heard and determine by High Court.

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He ordered the remand of the defendants in Goron Dutse Correctional centre, until 7th March, 2023, pending when the Ministry of Justice will supply with the court a legal advise.

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