Alhassan Ado Doguwa, the leader of the house, is no longer facing allegations of culpable homicide and arson.
Remember how the Kano police accused Mr. Doguwa of murder for allegedly killing three individuals on February 25th during the election? The lawmaker was allegedly involved in a violent altercation between members of the New Nigeria People Party (NNPP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) that resulted in the deaths of three people and the burning of an opposition party campaign office in Kano’s Tudun Wada Local Government Area.
Exonerating him of murder charges on Thursday, May 25, Kano’s Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Musa Abdullahi Lawan, said they have no sufficient evidence linking Doguwa to the arson attack that killed some residents of the state.
“Based on the foregoing facts and observations, we cannot substantiate charges of criminal conspiracy, mischief by fire and culpable homicide against Doguwa.
“We cannot find sufficient evidence to link him with the said offences considering that we are faced with so many inculpatory and exculpatory evidence for and against him.
“The statements of those that implicated Doguwa were full of contradictions and could not find medical evidence to prove the death of the victims.
“The law is clear that the allegations that Doguwa killed people cannot be substantiated.”
However, eight to 12 suspects arrested would be charged with mischief by fire under Section 336 of the Penal Code (as amended).