Alhassan Ado Doguwa
Retired Chief Magistrate, Muntari Garba Dandago has gotten permission from a Kano State High Court to apply for an order of mandamus, seeking to compel Kano State Attorney General, Bar. Musa Lawan to immediately file a lawsuit against Majority Leader, House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa alongside his accomplices in an alleged case of culpable homicide, and possession of firearms among other offences.
The Retired Chief Magistrate, Dandago through his Counsel, Barrister Y.I Shariff had filed an exparte motion before the court seeking it to grant it permission to apply for order of mandamus to compel the Attorney General to perform the public or statutory duty to prepare the charge.
The Court presided over by Justice Maryam Sabo however granted the application.
Delivering ruling on the motion Justice Sabo upheld that ” Leave is hereby granted to the Applicant to apply for the issuance of an order of mandamus against the respondent, that is Attorney General of Kano State, compelling him to exercise his power under section 211 of the Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) to immediately file a charge against Alhassan Ado Doguwa and his conspirators for the offences of criminal conspiracy, culpable homicide, mischief, incitement of public disturbance and possession of fire arms before a court of competent jurisdiction,”
The Court adjourned the case to 12th May, 2023 for the hearing of motion on notice.
When contacted Kano State Attorney General, Bar. Musa Abdullahi to comment on the development, he said the Kano State Ministry for Justice is still waiting for Nigeria Police to complete their investigation and bring back the case file.
“The Police has written to the ministry officially that the IGP has taken over investigation and already assigned a special team headed by AIG from Headquarters to conducted the investigation over the incident,” Bar. Abdullahi however stated.