Petitioners against Kano CP Wakili are NOT our members–NBA

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has denied involvement in filing a petition against Kano state police commissioner Mohammed Wakili and the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu over the alleged arrest and detention of the state deputy governor Nasiru Gawuna.

A statement issued by NBA Kano Branch Secretary, Mujtaba Adamu Ameen on Friday said the attention of the body was drawn to a petition written by one Muhammad Zubair, a member of a group known as Lawyers for Sustainable Democracy in Nigeria on March 12th  against CP Wakili.

The NBA disowned Muhammad Zubair, saying is neither a registered member of the branch nor acting on behalf or the instruction of the Bar at any given time.

The Association noted that it understood that any Lawyer who issues a press statement is doing so in his own personal capacity.

DailyFocus reports that Zubair’s group had petitioned IGP Adamu and the Police Service Commission (PSC) to investigate the alleged  arrest and detention of Gawuna in order to take disciplinary action against the police officers involved under CP Wakili.

It would be recalled that police officers arrested and detained Gawuna, Murtala Sule Garo and Lamin Sani over for allegedly destroying election results sheets at Nasarawa local government area of Kano during the governorship elections.

Garo is the state commissioner for local government while Sani is the chairman of Nasarawa council.

However, the police command had explained that even though Garo and Sani were arrested, deputy governor Gawuna was only rescued to avoid being attacked by aggrieved party agents and other stakeholders at the collation centre.


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