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The former Executive Director of First Bank Nigeria Plc Dauda Lawan Dare has testified before the Presidential Panel investigating the suspended Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC Mr. Ibrahim Magu.

According to the Hausa News Medium Tantabara, the former Executive Director was formally invited on Saturday 25th of July 2020 as Panel’s witness to testify on some issues involving him and Ibrahim Magu.

Dauda Lawan Dare repeated before the Presidential Panel the statement he reportedly made before Justice Muslim Hassan of Federal High Court Lagos in 2017 where he accused the EFCC of illegally blocking his bank account  and consequent forfeiture of all his money.

Dauda Lawan accused EFCC under Ibrahim Magu of detaining him illegally for 11 days in 2016 and  threatened not to release him untill he forfeited some money back to the Commission.

On how he received the sum of 25 million dollars from one Stanley Lawson on 25th of March 2015, Dauda Lawan said, he was asked to collect the money by the owner and deposited the money in to an account instructed by the client noting that, he does not know the source of the money and that due process was followed in the entire transaction.

“After detaining me for 11 days without given me access to my family they said their investigation revealed that, there is shortage of 40 million naira in the transaction i conducted with the client which i shall provide to the commission” Dauda declared.

He said the detectives investigating him at the Commission as at that time informed that, contrary to the 25 million naira he declared earlier, they have realized that, the sum of 65 million dollars is involved and that unless I provided the remaining amount they would not release me from detention.

“Because I does not have up to that amount the EFCC requested for me to provide, I have to resort to borrowing from alternative means including obtaining loan from the bank I worked and consequently secure 50% of the money they requested before releasing me from detention on the 20th of May 2016” Dauda added.

He further said, the commission under Magu has given him three weeks ultimatum effective from 13th May 2016 to deposit the sum of N9.8 billion in to recovery account of the Commission domiciled at the Central Bank of Nigeria.

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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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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 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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