The House of Representatives majority leader, Alhasan Ado Doguwa, undergoing trial for alleged homicide in Kano State has attributed his travails to the handiworks of political rivials.
Doguwa said that he was not involved in the shooting of anyone before, during and after the 2023 presidential and the National Assembly election in the state, held on February, 25th.
SOLACEBASE had reported that a magistrate court sitting at Noman’s land in Kano on Wednesday had remanded Alhassan Ado Doguwa on charges brothering on culpable homicide, unlawful possession of fire arm, mischief, public disturbance among others.
One of his media aide who spoke to SOLACEBASE disclosed that his travail was linked to his political victory at the election held last Saturday.
The lawmaker said, he feels very sad and demoralized for being subjected to ‘unfair media trial’ when his own side of the story has not been heard.
“There’s so much propaganda being circulated out there, and when I heard what they are saying about me, I feel so bad. My opponents have occupied the media space with their propaganda, and no one cared to hear my side of the story. It’s very terrible, ‘’Doguwa said through the aide.
Doguwa said “on three occasions prior to the election, my property was vandalized by thugs from a rival political party; my vehicles were razed at Filin KASCO in Tudun Wada; the storage house were I kept food items meant for distribution to people in my constituency as palliative to ease the hardship caused by currency scarcity were looted; and my Guest House at the Kwankwasiyya Estate was isolated for vandalisation on the day Kwankwaso came to Kano few days to election.
these to the police and the DSS, but nothing was done till now.
“Now, mind you, the DCP CID who arrested me and has been spearheading my investigation and prosecution is a biological brother to my political rival , Nura Dankadai, who raised the petition that led to my arrest.
“Take note that this was the first time I’m winning an election in Tudun Wada, and we got reports that some NNPP boys were going to raze the INEC office which was near the Kwankwasiyya office in the local government. I understood that they were aiming to sabotage my electoral victory in Tudun Wada. So, we rushed to inform the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in the local government and the Area Commander.
“We were there with the police as the NNPP boys came and engaged our supporters. That was how INEC office was rescued until the election results were announced, and I was declared winner.
“All of a sudden, they started circulating the falsehood that I shot someone and so on. They got the DCP CID to arrest me in such an unprecedented haste.
“It is important to note that the DPO to whom we reported the planned arson, who was present when the clash between our men and NNPP men happened, was not contacted.
“So far, investigation reports that are available do not contain the position of the men of the police on ground. All that they have are narratives from politicians belonging to the other side. The FIR preferred against me was based on such a one-sided and biased report.
“And, as I pointed out earlier, the head of the CID is a biological brother to one of the politicians involved. He has not been unbiased so far. In fact, he can never be seen to be unbiased.”
“I’m a law-abiding citizen. I’m not above the law. I’m ready to face trial, only that justice must not only be done, it must be s