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POLICE ARREST ZAMFARA APC YOUTH LEADER, PARTY ACCUSES ATTORNEY GENERAL OF ACTING BEHIND THE SCENE,

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The APC youth leader in Zamfara Abdullahi Sani Dan-Azumi has been arrested by the operatives of the Nigerian police force in Gusau on Thursday.

According to a source from the APC state headquarters in Gusau, he was arrested over a threatening video of himself which went viral on the social media.

In the video Dan-Azumi threatened that, anyone that has a hand in the prosecution and molestation of former Governor Yari would either die, lost his position or suffered badly.

As at this evening there have been information going round the public that, the Youth leader may likely be prosecuted at Shariah Court Samaru for charges of incitement of public peace.

But as at 6:00pm there was no sign of any activity at Samaru Shariah Court signalling that someone may be brought to the court for prosecution.

This medium reliably gathered that, the youth leader has been at the custody of the CID undergoing interrogation by the team of investigators.

It was alleged by one of the state APC officials that, the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Nura Ibrahim Zarumi had ordered for the Samaru Court to be open despite the fact that there is an ongoing strike by JUSUN just to make sure that the youth leader has been prosecuted and detained in prison.

When contacted, State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Barr. Nura Ibrahim Zarumi said as per as he is concerned it is members of Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) that are on strike not the Shariah judges.

He further said, it was the police that arrested the APC youth leader based on their own reason and not the state adding that he or his ministry have no hands in the issue.

He added that, the police operatives have the right under the law to arrest any person alleged to have committed any crime.

He also said, after the arrest of the suspect they have power to investigate the allegation against that particular person.

However, under the law specifically Nigerian Constitution they cannot detain a suspect above 48 hours and as such where they cannot conclude their investigation within the stipulated 48 hours they have option.

The Attorney General further said, in the case of Zamfara the section 128 of the Shariah Penal Code has empowered the police to apply to a shariah court for an order of detention of the accused but not above 15 days.

He said the Shariah court judge has the descretion to grant or deny the request by the police in respect of the charges against the youth leader.

He asked Zamfara APC to count him out of that debacle and face their issue with the police.

But the former Attorney General of Zamfara and APC legal Adviser Barr. Bello Umar said, the charges against the APC youth leader in Zamfara is that of inciting public disturbance and by law it is a bailable offense.

He said it is unfortunate that despite all attempt to secure the release of the accused on bail the police refused the request for reasons best to known to them.

He said there are people on ground ready to receive him on bail and produce him any time requested but the police are making things difficult.

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ZMHA AMEND LAW ON AREA DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL.

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Members of Zamfara state house of assembly has passed into law amended Bill for a Law to amend the Area Development Council Establishment Act Law No(7).

The development followed the delivery of
committee report by the house leader Faruk Musa Dosara who doubled as the Chairman of the house standing committee on local government.

With the new development, the qualifications for someone to be appointed as administrator of Area Development Council is senior living certificate .

The new law also stated that, the person to be appointed as Administrator for the Area Development Council must attain the age of (25) years.

The new amendment had also provided that, funds for the execution of development projects be credited to the account of the area development Council directly.

 

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ZMHA SCREEN FMR. BBC STAFF, TWO OTHERS AS SPECIAL ADVISERS.

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Three additional nominees for the post of Special Advisers have been screened by the members of the state house of assembly.

The nominees are Malam Sahabi Ahmad Mada, Dr. Nura Makwashe and Malan Shehu Garba.

Until his appointment, Dr. Makwashe is an academic staff working with the Bayero University Kano and also worked with BBC London during his study days in the United Kingdom.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki the screening followed an executive communication received from the office of the Secretary to the State Government.

Presenting the nominees before the members, the house leader, Hon. Faruk Musa Dosara urged his colleagues to accept the nomination and confirm the appointment of the nominees.

Speaker Nasiru Magarya confirmed the nomination of the candidates as unanimous decision of the house.

Magarya urged the nominees to bring their experience to bear and justify the confidence reposed on them in ensuring the sustainable development of the state.

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BILL ON ZAMFARA ANTI-THURGGERY AGENCY SCALES THROUGH FIRST & SECOND READING

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A Bill for an act to establish Zamfara State Anti Thuggery Agency scales through first and second readings on the floor of the state house of assembly on Tuesday.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki, the proposed executive Bill was presented on the floor of the house by the House Leader Faruk Musa Dosara.

After extensive deliberation, Biyabiki said, the Bill scales through first and second readings and later presented before the standing Committee on justice and security for further legislative consideration.

“Hon. Magarya said, if established vthe Agency will among other things complement the security agencies’ efforts in curtailing anti-thuggery activities and other social vices in the state” Biyabiki added.

Speaker Magarya called on the committee members to work hard and accomplish the assigned responsibilities within the stipulated period.

 

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