A Federal High Court in Kano has granted N500 million bail to Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa.
Counsel to the accused, Nureini Jimoh (SAN), applied for an exparte order before Justice Muhammad Yunusa, noting that Doguwa was charged with culpable homicide and illegal possession of firearms which a Magistrate’s Court lacked jurisdictional power to remand him for.
Key Terms: Upon hearing the application, Justice Yunusa granted him bail with the condition that the suspect must provide two sureties, one of which shall be a first-class traditional ruler while the other must be a Permanent Secretary at the Federal or State Civil Service.
The Judge ordered the lawmaker to deposit his travel documents with the court registry and also barred him from visiting his Constituency during the forthcoming gubernatorial and State House of Assembly Elections.
Recall that Doguwa was arrested following the deaths and arson in Tudun Wada Local Government preceding the February 25th elections.