Police Arrest Kwankwaso’s Chief of Staff, Others

Police in Kano Saturday arrested Dr. Yunusa Adamu Dangwani, the Chief of Staff to former governor of Kano State, Dr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso.
Dangwani, who also served as Commissioner for Water Resources under Kwankwaso, was said to have been arrested with other political associates of Kwankwaso over an alleged plan to hold a political rally in the state. They stayed overnight at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the police command.

But the former Commissioner for State Affairs, Comrade Aminu Abdulsalam, said Dangwani’s arrest was in connection with the current political impasse between his principal and the incumbent governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
“We are right now at the police command trying to secure Dangwani’s bail. His arrest has nothing to do with any political rally,” he said. He dispelled rumours that Kwankwaos’s aides were planning a political rally.
Another source close to Dangwani said Governor Abdullahi Ganduje had intervened and ordered their release yesterday.
It was learnt that the said rally was organized in solidarity with Senator Kwankwaso over the ongoing political feud between him and his Governor Ganduje.

Police spokesman, DSP Magaji Musa Majia confirmed the arrest of some politicians but did not mention their names.
In a jingle being aired by some radio stations in the state, the police warned politicians to either drop their plan to hold mass rally or face the wrath of the law.
Meanwhile, Sharu Garba Gwammaja, a former media aide to ex-governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has accused Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of persecuting Kwankwaso’s allies for exposing an alleged approval of N688m for members of the state House of Assembly as a reward for renouncing the red cap.
Speaking on telephone yesterday, Gwammaja alleged that he and other Kwankwassiya members fell into trouble with the state government after going on air to expose the alleged deal.
“Last Tuesday, the lawmakers visited the governor and on Wednesday, a proposal to purchase vehicles for the legislators to the tune of N688m was tabled and approved at the State Executive Council meeting for them to purchase vehicles.
“This approval is a way of rewarding the assembly members for discarding their red caps. In the deal, each lawmaker will get N17.2 million as payment for his red cap,” he alleged.
When pressed on the veracity of his claim, he said he didn’t have any document to prove it but stood by his claim.

Credit: DailyTrust

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