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BAKAUYE, TWO ORHERS CLOSES CASE AS DAUDA LAWAL & PDP ADDRESSES FHC GUSAU IN WEEKS TIME

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At the end of the cross-examination of Plaintiff witnesses in respect of the case filed against Dr. Dauda Lawal and PDP by Dr. Ibrahim Shehu and two others at the Federal High Court Gusau on Sunday, both plaintiffs and defendants had announced to the court that they have closed their case and ready to adopt their written addresses in weeks time.

Counsel to the plaintiffs, Barr. Ibrahim Ali announced that he intended to call between five and six witnesses but considering the development he was convinced that he can close his case and allow for the defense team to invite their witnesses for cross-examination.

But surprisingly, the Senior Learned Advocate of Nigeria Mr. Patrick I. told the court that the written evidences tendered by the plaintiffs visa-vie the testimony of the witnesses under cross-examination are enough for them to probe their case and therefore informed the court that they have also closed their defense and are not ready to bring any witness to court.

Barr. Patrick also said they are ready to address the court within seven days from today (Sunday).

The presiding judge Aminu Bappa said, to set the record of the court straight, he will deliver his ruling on the application for extension of time filed by the defense tomorrow (Monday).

Addressing journalists after the court session, Barr. Ibrahim Ali counsel to the plaintiffs said the decision of the defense team not to call any witness to court is actually a “judicial gamble” but explained that when they reached the bridge, it will be crosses.

Barr. Patrick I. (SAN) said, with the written evidences filed by the plaintiffs as well as the testimony of the witnesses under cross-examination examination the defense team have more than enough evidences to be relied on often and defend the case filed against Dauda Lawal and rest.

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ZAMFARA CP ELKANA RETIRES FROM ACTIVE SERVICE

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Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has formally retired from active service of the Nigerian Police Force on Thursday.

He retired on age ground since he has thirty-three of active years in service.

He assumed office as police Commissioner in Zamfara in August 13th 2021 and formally retired after attaining 60 years of age.

During his twelve months of active service as the Police, Commissioner Elkana work harder

Addressing officers of the command, CP Elkana said he has never regretted serving the police force since he has done his best in serving his country.

He commended the IGP Baba Alkali, the state Governor Bello Matawalle, heads of security outfits and indeed all officers of the command for their support to him during his active days as police commissioner.

He also appealed to Nigerian youths to join the police force, stressing that it would help to enhance the depleting manpower, “in order to sustain the efforts to rid Zamfara State and Nigeria in general of security challenges.

He urged his predecessor and indeed all officers of the command to remain committed and be corrupt free in the discharge of their official duty.

Today in Gusau, I am leaving with so much legacy. We were able to stimulate our men and enhanced their operational capacity to combat crimes and criminality in the state.

“But all these achievements were made possible with the collective support and cooperation of the Inspector General of Police, Zamfara State Governor and officers and men of this command.” he explained.

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GAMJIN GUSAU GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATURE: SAMAHO HELD SENSITIZATION RALLY

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A woman leader in charge of the campaign of Dr. Dauda Lawal the Zamfara PDP gubernatorial candidate has conducted a sensitization meeting with hundreds of women as part of her strategies of securing support for the PDP gubernatorial candidate.

Mrs Lami Samaho who conducted the sensitization rally in Gusau on Wednesday with the support of some prominent women including Hajiya Lubabatu Ammani and rest the meeting was scheduled to create awareness on the need for Zamfara women to support Dr. Dauda Lawal.

She emphasized on the need for women to rally round their support for Dr. Dauda Lawal considering the good plans he had for the development of womanhood.

She said, she was sent by Dauda Lawal Dare to continue to engage women and assured them of his resolved to continue to safeguard their value and integrity.

Samaho also emphasized that, the purpose of the sensitization was to enlighten women in Zamfara on the dos and don’t expect of them ahead of the 2023 general elections.

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ZAMFARA CP ELKANA DECORATES (19) NEWLY PROMOTED SUPERINTENDENTS OF POLICE

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Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has decorated (19) Deputy Superintendents of Police to their new ranks of Superintendents of Police on Wednesday.

The activity which took place at the state police headquarters was witnessed by DCP Operation Dauda Mamman and DCP Finance and Administration Mr. Olubenga Adepoju.

According to the police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad, the CP warned the officers to put in their best and renew their commitment with utmost professionalism to justify the recent elevation to their new ranks.

He also thanked the IGP and indeed the Police Service Commission for the promotion and other gestures provided to the officers and men of the command, and called on all the officers within the command not to relent in doing the right thing.

Few among the officers elevated in the new promotion include, SP Sadiq Umar, O/C Highway Patrol, SP Sadiq Mohd, staff officer senior (SOS), SP Babangida Abubakar, P&G OPs, among others.

In a vote of thanks on behalf of other promo tees, SP Babangida Abubakar expressed appreciation to the IGP and Police service commission for the promotion, and promised to reciprocate the gesture through hard work, commitment in line with professional ethics and international best practices.

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