The Majority Leader, House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa has refuted the allegation in some quarters linking him with attacking any journalist and described the reports as the handiwork of political mischief makers.
ALL IN ONE reports that Doguwa in a Press Statement on Thursday stated that he has not received any invitation from the Police or a Magistrate on the matter.
“As a law-abiding citizen of the country, I am willing and ready to honour any invitation by the court or the Police.
“They want to use the name of Alhassan Ado Doguwa to build their political career by spreading rumours against me. They want to destroy my reputation. They will surely fail. I am a man of the people. My popularity with the people cannot be tarnished by rumours,” Doguwa said.
He cautioned those behind the rumours to desist from using his name to score cheap political points.
Court directs Police to investigate Doguwa for criminal assault on Leadership reporter
The Chief Magistrate Court 24 Gyadi-Gyadi Kano Tuesday directed the office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone One to conduct a discrete investigation on criminal assault against the House of Representatives Member Representing Doguwa/Tudun Wada Federal Constituency, Alhassan Ado Doguwa.
The directive followed a complaint lodged before the court by the Kano state Correspondent of Leadership Newspapers, Abdullahi Yakubu through his counsel, Bashir, Umar & Co. Legal Practitioners and Corporate Consultant.
In the letter addressed to the AIG Zone One dated 1st November 2022, signed by the Registrar of the Court a copy of which was made available to PREMIUM TIMES reads in part,”Iam directed by the Presiding Chief Magistrate Court 24, A.B. Wali Complex, Gyedi-Gyedi Kano, to write and request you, to conduct discrete investigation against House of Reps member representing Doguwa/Tudun Wada Federal Constituency, Alhassan Ado Doguwa.
“Upon lodging direct complaint before the court by the counsel to the complainant, Bashir, Umar and Co. ℅ Malam Abdullahi Yakubu of Sharada quarters. Attached herewith is the copy copy of the complaint,” the letter said.
However, in the letter of complaint to the court, the counsel to the complainant said, “We act as solicitors to Malam Abdullahi Yakubu of Sharada Quarters Kano Municipal (hereinafter referred to as our Client) pursuant to his specific mandate and instruction we write to you this letter of complaint.
“It’s our humble brief that our client is professional journalist working with Leadership Newspaper here in Kano acting as Kano Bureau Chief Leadership newspaper.
“That on 1st November, 2022, our client together with some of his professional colleagues were at the residence of the above mentioned member of House of Representatives, based on his invitation for him to clear his name through our media on trending story on social media accusing him of assaulting the former commissioner for local government and deputy governorship candidate of APC (Murtala Sule Garo) in the state.
“However, it was in the process of his narration concerning the episode at the deputy governor’s house where the incident between him and Murtala Sule Garo took place.
“That he became so provoked to the extent that he vowed to send his boys to destroy all the billboards and banners belonging to Gwawuna/Garo for governorship and deputy governor.
“On noticing how he became furious, our client then took the bull by the horn to begged him not to take the law by his own hand instead of him to listened to our client and acted appropriately he used his right hand and gave our client a deadly blow on his right ear.
“In fact since then our client lost his good health our client encountered serious problems with his eardrums, tempanic membrane, excessive headache, general body pain and many more are some of the health issues our client is facing now.
“In view of the foregoing, we urge you Sir to order the office of AIG Zone one Kano to investigate the case and bring the said Hon. Alhaji Alhassan Ado Doguwa to justice.”