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COURT RELEASES DETHRONE EMIRS OF ZURMI & DANSADAU ON BAIL

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Zamfara State Upper Shariah Court Samaru Gusau presided over by Justice Hadi has granted the two dethroned emirs of Zurmi Atiku Abubakar and that of Dansadau Hussaini Umar on bail.

They were arraigned before Justice Hadi led Upper Shariah Court Samaru for charges of criminal conspiracy, abuse of trust and land use act.

They both denied the charges instituted against them, and their respective counsels moved a motion for their bail application.

After intensive arguments by the prosecutor and defense counsels, the presiding judge allow the bail applications on condition that they have to produce either a prominent Islamic Scholar, businessman or senior government worker not below the rank of a Director as sureties respectively.

The judge further said, the accused must stay within their base in Gusau and shall not travel out of Gusau without express permission from the Court.

He also stated that, even for reasons of medical consideration abroad, the accused must notify the Court and seek for permission before moving out of the state adding that they have to depose their international passports with the court registry.

The court also ordered that no one shall pay visit to them unless family relations and a fine of (N100M) will be charged if any of the condition of the bail is jumped.

Counsel to the Emir of Dansadau Barr. Bello Kwatarkwashi said they are pleased with the position of the court, especially for granting the accused on bail, noting that the conditions for the bail would be met out rightly.

He said as for the next steps to take, the legal team would go back to the drawing board and restrategize hence detaining his client for ten months by the state government amounted to breach of his fundamental rights.

It could be recalled that, on Wednesday via an executive council resolution, the two embattled emirs were dethroned.

The Special Adviser to Governor Matawalle on Press Affairs Malama Zailani Bappa said the decision followed the acceptance of the recommendations of the white paper committee set up to review the findings and recommendations of the two separate committees of Malam Wakkala and that of DIG Mamman Tsafe.

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MADAWAKI, BAKAUYE, ONE OTHER WITHDRAW FROM ZAMFARA PDP GUBERNATORIAL RACE

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An hour after the commencement of the PDP primaries in Zamfara three aspirants namely Mal. Wadatau Madawaki, Engr Ibrahim Shehu and Hafiz Nahuche have announced their withdrawal from the race.

They alleged that their withdrawal was as a result of irregularities observed shortly after the commencement of the voting.

One of the Aspirants Malam Wadatau Madawaki said, they are accusing the state party Chairman Col. Bala Mande Rtd of romancing with one of the aspirants alleging that, they have video evidence that, the party Chairman went around the hotels together with the aspirant canvassing for support from the delegates.

He also alleged that, the list brought from the National Headquarters of the party is adulterated with the names of APC members.

He also alleged that one of the members of the committee from the national was captured lobbying for votes from the delegates who cannot write their names on the ballot papers.

They announced that they have withdrawn from race and threaten to file an appeal to the national headquartered of the party for consideration.

They have also announced their readiness to proceed to court if their appeal is not considered.

 

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SERIAL ARMED BANDIT ATTACKS: ZAMFARA COMMUNITY CRIES OUT TO GOVT.

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Residents of Damaga village in Maru local government area of Zamfara state have cried out for help as bandits continue to launch serial attacks on their community, resulting in killing and abduction of many people.

A source who confided on this medium said for the past three weeks there was no day that will pass without the bandits launching attack either on the Damaga community as a whole or on individuals, especially local farmers.

He said, there are many people from Damaga and other neighboring villages who have been in captivity for sometimes and with the exception of those whose relations were able to raise money for ransom, the fate of those that have been in captivity is yet to be established.

He also said, many were killed especially when they went to their farms as the bandits insisted that, no farmer will be allowed to go to the farm for their agricultural activities.

Furthermore he added that, some residents who felt not secured, have already fled out of the Damaga community for safety.

Effort to speak to Zamfara police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad on the issue has failed.

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AS ZAMFARA PDP MOVE TO CONDUCT GOVERNORSHIP PRIMARIES, TWO ASPIRANTS STEPS DOWN AMBITION TO SUPPORT EX-BANKER

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Two gubernatorial aspirants of the People’s Democratic Party had stepped down their ambition to support the candidature of Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare Gamjin Gusau.

The immediate past Deputy Governor of Zamfara State Barr. Mahadi Aliyu Gusau has announced his decision to step down for Dr. Dauda Lawal via a statement from his former Principal Private Secretary Aminu Umar Game-Game.

He called on all the delegates who are fully supporting him to direct their vote to Dr. Dauda Lawal in the overall interest of the state.

Two days back, another aspirant Abubakar Nakwada Gusau has also announced his formal step down for Dr. Dauda Lawal.

The party primaries which is scheduled for Wednesday is to be contested between Gamjin Gusau and three other aspirants including a retired Director of Education at the UBEC Malam Wadatau Madawaki and former Federal lawmaker Ibrahim Shehu Gusau.

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