Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (APC Kano Central) has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Police Service Commission, PSC, over alleged invasion and sealing off of his constituency office in Kano on Monday.
The former Kano state governor in the petition written by his political movement, ( Kwankwasiya Amana) and dated 24th, August, 2016 alleged that the state Police Command under the Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Yusuf carried out the action at the directive of the State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
The Kano State Police Command had last Saturday prevented the Kwankwaso group from holding its mass weeding programme for 100 couples to avoid clash between members of the group and that of the State governor who were billed to attend another function at the government house, few metres away from Kwankwo’s office.
But the Police on Monday invaded the office and sealed it off for several hours on alleged secret conduct of the mass wedding by the group.
An action the Kwankawasiya group in the petition described as illegal, unconstitutional and reprehensible.
The group in the petition signed by Hon. Aliyu Sani Madaki and Yusuf Bello Suleiman called on President Muhammadu Buhari, the Police Service Commission and the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim K Idris, to call the Kano State Police Commissioner to order in the interest of peace in the state.
They specifically urged the Chairman of the police service commission, Mike Okiro to carry out thorough investigation of the invasion and recommend appropriate sanction to those behind it within the force in Kano State.
According to the group, the invasion and sealing off of Senator Kwankwaso’s constituency office in Kano on Monday by the police was nothing but hatchet job on behalf of the state government and not security related in any way, since the mass wedding did not take place there anymore.
The statement reads in part: “Having realised that the commissioner of Police has aligned himself with the Gandujiya group of the state governor, we dropped the idea of a mass wedding and advised the couples to individually contract their marriages with their families and friends.
“To our dismay on Monday evening without any justification, the police came armed to the teeth and illegally sealed our office on No 2 Lodge road where furniture, food and other gift items were stored for distribution to the newly wedded couples whose marriages must have been contracted individually after the Saturday ban by the police.
“We are therefore very much aware that the action of Kano police under Mr. Rabiu Yusuf is a total breach of our constitutional and religious rights to freedom of assembly and association as enshrined in the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria and must be called to order”.

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