A Federal High Court sitting in Kano has granted an order for leave to immediately investigate, arrest and prosecute the Kano State APC chairman Abdullahi Abbas over threat to life, distraction of peace and hate speeches.
Mr. Mahmoud Lamido, a citizen of Kano has approached the court through his counsel Barr. Bashir Yusuf Muhammad Tudunwazirchi seeking for the immediate arrest of the APC chairman Abdullahi Abbas for issuing a threat to his life via phone call insinuating that he would kill him (sai na batar da kai).
Justice S.A. Amobeda of the Federal High Court 3 sitting in Kano granted the order and adjourned to 16th of February to monitor compliance.
The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) welcomes the development as a milestone achievement to democracy due to the fact that the suspect is a person has been a subject to public discuss on his utterances that are capable of destroying the relative peace of Kano.
Reacting to the development, Mr. Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the Chief Spokesperson of the NNPP Campaign Council in Kano, revealed that this was the second time in a row.
That similar court order was also granted by a different judge earlier, compelling the Commissioner of Police to arrest and prosecute Abdullahi Abbas on cases related to violence, intimidation and threat to life.
“We hope this will serve as a lesson to any politician who chooses the way of violence than promoting peace in Kano and Nigeria”, he added.