Group protests alleged plan to release Doguwa

On Thursday, concerned citizens in Kano State's Doguwa and Tudun Wada Local Government Areas protested alleged plans by the Kano State Government and the leadership of the House of Representatives to intervene in the court case of the House of Representatives' Majority Leader, Ado Doguwa, in order to secure his release.

It will be remembered that Doguwa was remanded in prison custody by the Kano Chief Magistrate Court on Wednesday.

Protesters stormed the Nigeria Union of Journalists Press Centre in Farm Centre, Kano state, around 5:30pm, carrying placards with various inscriptions denouncing the alleged plan by Kano state government and lower chamber leadership to scuttle the case and release him.

They alleged that there was collaboration between the Kano state government and leadership of the House of Representatives to ensure the release of Doguwa.

Speaking to journalists, the group's leader and former Commissioner in the state, Alhaji Nura Dankadai, said that releasing Doguwa would amount to subversion of justice as well as a lack of sympathy and compassion for the people affected in the areas.

"As we approach the governorship election on March 11, releasing the accused person could pose a serious security threat to the election's peaceful conduct," Dankadai said.

He urged the federal government, the Inspector General of Police, the Director General of the Department of State Service, and all relevant stakeholders to step in and ensure justice and fairness prevailed.

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