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Doguwa’s saga: We’ve no intention to terminate charges – KNSG

The Kano State Attorney General Musa Abdullahi Lawan has denied the rumour that Kano State Government is planning to terminate the culpable homicide and other criminal charges against Majority leader of the Federal House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, describing the rumour as baseless and unfounded.

The Kano Attorney General, Lawan made this known while addressing Journalists on Friday.

He stressed that as far as the ministry of justice is concern, the case was adjourned to last Tuesday for ruling on bail application by Kano State Magistrate court number 54 which was holding charge, pending when the legal advise will be ready for proper prosecution at state high court.

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“Though granting bail pending trial is not in anyway the end of the case, sincerely speaking, ministry of justice was not aware about the bail application by the defendant, we were not served because it was an exparte application.” He further said.

Musa Lawan stated that the police supplied them with the case diary last week Wednesday for the next line of action.

“We have studied the case diary very well and you know, we don’t need to rush, considering the nature of the charge against the defendant, this is capital offence, for us to give legal advise and prepare a charge, we need to study it very well.”

“We have perused the case diary and I already instructed the case file be transmitted to the police yesterday, Thursday with our observations and legal advise, so that we can properly charge and arraign the defendant at state high court with offences he alleged to have been committed, on behalf of the state government.”

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When asked if there is any interest some where or he is facing an intense pressure over the case, the Kano Attorney General, Lawan said if there is interest at the first place, the defendant will not go to prison.

He denied the insinuations going round on social media and some quarters that as his capacity of  Kano Attorney General will file nolle presequi in favour of the defendant, describing the rumour as politics.

According to him, the rumour doesn’t  make sense for him to terminate the charge against the defendant.

He pointed out that the case was investigated by police at a very short time and brought to the ministry for legal advise.

He insisted that the ministry will not close its eyes because it was investigated at very short time and proceed without acceding to proper procedure.

“We need more information and we have informed the police, there are certain things ought not to have been said in the  media, because it may jeopardize our case.” He concluded.


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