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Court orders Police to investigate Tambuwal’s aide

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A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Sokoto State on Wednesday,ordered the Police to investigate alleged assault charge filed against the Special Adviser to Governor Aminu Tambuwal on Transport, Abdullahi Maigwandu-Danjeka.

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Chief Magistrate Shua’ibu Ahmad gave the order after he read a direct criminal complaint instituted before him by Isah Usman-Maishanu.

Ahmad referred the direct criminal complaint to the Police Area Command in Sokoto because the complainant attested that he had witnesses.

The Chief Magistrate admitted Maigwandu-Danjeka to bail on self-recognition.

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Maigwandu-Danjeka is charged with criminal conspiracy, criminal use of force, assault and causing grievous bodily harm charges.

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He pleaded not guilty.

Usman-Maishanu, who resides in Gwiwa Eka in Sokoto, alleged that some men armed with dangerous weapons invited him to Maigwandu-Danjeka’s house and beat him up, inflicting injuries on him.

In the petition, Usman-Maishanu said that he initially declined the invitation by the men, but he was forced to follow them to the defendant’s house where the alleged offence occurred.

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When asked, the complainant said that he had witnesses who will testify that the incident occurred on June 13.

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Earlier, the Defence Counsel, Mr. Ibrahim Abdullahi, had applied for the case to be struck out on grounds that there was no link to Maigwandu-Danjeka, as the complainant attested that a group of ”faceless persons” committed the said offence.

Abdullahi said that his client has denied the allegations and that the complainant ought to satisfy the court with ingredients linking him to the alleged offence.

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He stressed that making referral for investigation into an allegation is not automatic, based on law.

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