Adamu Aminu, Kano
The Commandant of National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Kano command Mallam Abdul Ibrahim said the State Commissioner of Police Mohammed Wakili is a hard-working law enforcement officer of national repute, who possessed hard-earn integrity, but goes beyond the confine of the law in the course of discharging his duties.
Abdul Ibrahim made the disclosure in an interview, while responding to newsmen in Kano sequel to the recent interception of drugs by Commissioner Wakili, which were publicly branded as Tramadol with no forensic evidence.
Abdul added that NDLEA and other agencies are an offshoot of Nigeria Police command enjoying the good working relationship, which laws have earmarked boundaries on how each agency should discharge its statutory duty without trespass.
Adding that supposed drugs apprehended and exhibited by Wakili to members of press without proper forensic verification, were not Tramadol, is an anti-inflammatory drug which serves the same purpose with “Feldene”.
” The problem with Wakili is, he has a good intention, but he doesn’t know how to policed illicit drugs, his work stops when he makes an arrest he supposes to take drugs case to the experts” Abdul added.
The Kano NDLEA Boss added that his agency has a constitutional superiority to take drug-related cases to federal high court under section 26 of the Nigerian constitution, not the police.
“Had it been Police have been abiding by the due protocols all this infraction could have been averted, we are friendly with Police in all where I served, in case of Wakili he has never transferred case to us” Kano commandant assured.
Mal. Abdul Ibrahim recalled that sometimes ago, Commissioner Wakili claimed to have apprehended two trucks of Tramadol, and he said it is practically not possible to see Tramadol in such magnitude, and one carton of Tramadol is 16 million Naira.
“He said he conveyed that illicit drugs to NAPDAC when we followed the case, we were shown substandard, fake and anti-malaria drugs, if for instance I asked CP Wakili to produce the two trucks, if he can’t he would be charged to court for tampering with exhibits” He added.
Philanthropist and Corporate Bodies Deserved to Compliments State Government Efforts On Education – Alh. Abubakar Z. Muhd
Adamu Aminu, Kano.
The Executive Secretary, Kano state Scholarships Board, Alh. Abubakar Zakari Muhammad has urged wealthy individuals and Corporate bodies to compliments state government’s efforts towards the are the development of education through sponsoring students to continue pursuing knowledge in a various institution within and outside Nigeria.
The Executive Secretary made the disclosure while briefing newsmen in his office on Tuesday, shortly after screening exercise of best-qualified 10 Kano students conducted by ” Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation at the Kano State Scholarship Board in Kano.
While expressing his delight over the gesture made by the foundation for awarding the scholarship to the students.
Saying that this is a very welcoming idea with profound pleasing impression for both the beneficiaries as well as Kano State government.
The Executive Secretary stressed that the strides made by the is undoubtedly deserved pat-in- the back for collaborating with Kano State Scholarship Board as a venue for conducting the screening exercise.
He said the commitment made by the foundation is a quite encouraging and favourable gesture in giving their quota for creating an avenue of building our youth future through acquiring qualitative education.
“Kano State government under the able leadership of Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje have already gone far in sponsoring Kano Students to further their education in various institutions, which more than 8-billion Naira was judiciously expended to cover their tuition, accommodation and other sundry expenses” he praised.
Abubakar Zakari Muhammad, who was an erstwhile one-term member represented Tarauni local government in Kano State house of assembly, enjoined corporate bodies as well as philanthropists to emulates the Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation in sponsoring students to further their education, he said would undoubtedly compliments government efforts towards achieving its goals of providing qualitative education even for the less privileged in the society.
Customs Officers Manhandled Express FM Reporter in Kano.
Adamu Aminu, Kano
The operatives of Nigerian Customs Service assaulted Express Radio Reporter Lamin Hassan today in Kano.
The unfortunate incidence took place earlier today at Gwammaja quarters in Kano metropolitan.
Lamin Hassan is officially assigned to investigate and report comprehensively on the incessant complains by the public concerning the alleged harassment by customs officers recently.
“On my arrival at the scene clamping down on a Shopping mall selling Palm-date and Zam-Zam Water which they allegedly branded as contraband, while interviewing some people with regards to the incessant harassment, they came started assaulting me” Hassan said.
Reports reliably indicates that the customs officers snatched the Express Radio’s reporter recording, mutilated his clothes and manhandled him mercilessly.
” I was beaten with a gun on my chest by one custom operative just because I’m discharging my lawful duty” Hassan.
Recently, Customs operatives have intensifies their operations indiscriminately within nooks and crannies of Kano metropolis.
El Zakzaky’s Persecutions, Wickedness Of The Highest Order – University Professor.
Adamu Aminu, Kano.
Professor Dahiru Yahaya of the history department, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria has attributed the longstanding detention of the Shiite leader in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky is a federal government wickedness of the highest order.
Professor Yahaya said this while briefing newsmen on Saturday in Kano.
Adding that “Shiites members are peace-loving and law-abiding citizens, but the ongoing persecutions of El-Zakzaky and his teeming followers by the federal government is a deliberate step of subduing the movement by any means necessary, which their ill-motive would not prosper”
The University Don stressed that, in view of the ailments threatening the well-being and life of Sheikh El-Zakzaky while currently in detention, it is highly imperative for the federal government to consider the request of taking him abroad to seek for urgent medical attention.
“Shiite members in Nigeria were glaringly denied their right to worship, to move freely and also prevented from voicing-out their grievances through peaceful demonstration calling for the unconditional release of leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky but instead, they were killed and maimed in broad daylight by the security operatives” he emphasised.
Professor Yahaya goes on to say that even the Idol worshippers and other various faith in Nigeria are enjoying right of worshipping and practising their beliefs without prejudice, while Shiite members are been treated as impostors in their fatherland.
The renowned historian added that it is advisable for the sake of peace and harmony to reign, the federal government must respect the previous court orders which uphold the release of the Shiekh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky unconditionally.
“Saudi Arabia was the brain behind given out these contract to destabilise Shiite movement due to its loggerhead with Iran, and Nigeria is not an exception among the countries who gave patronage to such juicy contracts of putting our movement in disarray” he assured.
Professor Dahiru Yahaya added that living in peace and harmony is what Nigerians are presently craving for, to prosper in their various endeavours and going about practising their beliefs without intimidation and stigmatisation for no obvious reason.
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