Police speak as Muazu Magaji's friend narrates how he was 'flown to Kano at midnight'

28/01/2022 6:18:00 PM

The Kano state police Command has confirmed that Muazu Magaji, a critic of Kano state government, is in custody.

The Kano state police Command has confirmed that Muazu Magaji, a critic of Kano state government, is in custody.

The Kano state police Command has confirmed that Muazu Magaji, a critic of Kano state government, is in custody.

Kiyawa said he would be charged to court after investigation.Magaji, who has always criticised his former boss, Ganduje and the state government though his Facebook account, had earlier told Daily Trust that the police invited him concerning a petition received against him but it was gathered his lawyers, who have since filed an enforcement of fundamental human rights suit, appeared on his behalf before the police.

But on Thursday evening, he was reportedly arrested in a gestapo style few minutes after appearing on a political programme on Trust TV in Abuja.Although Daily Trust has not independently verified what transpired after the programme, Ahmad Sajoh, who appeared with Magaji on the same programme, said “Immediately we finished he drove off before me. The police blocked him. He dodged. They followed him and forced him to violently crash in front of us. It was nearly fatal. His car was severely damaged. All the airbags had busted. A Street lamp pole broke and fell on top of the car on impact. I feared the worst. It was a miracle he came out alive. But the policemen did not care about his health.”

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Kiyawa said he would be charged to court after investigation. Magaji, who has always criticised his former boss, Ganduje and the state government though his Facebook account, had earlier told Daily Trust that the police invited him concerning a petition received against him but it was gathered his lawyers, who have since filed an enforcement of fundamental human rights suit, appeared on his behalf before the police. He was quoted as saying, “At the moment we are undertaking 21 road projects at the Federal Government level in and around Kano State totalling about 960km. But on Thursday evening, he was reportedly arrested in a gestapo style few minutes after appearing on a political programme on Trust TV in Abuja. The agency also warned that it would start raiding such places to remove them, describing the use of the mannequins for advert purposes as idolatry. Although Daily Trust has not independently verified what transpired after the programme, Ahmad Sajoh, who appeared with Magaji on the same programme, said “Immediately we finished he drove off before me.” The minister further stated that the Federal Government had completed phases one and two of the National Housing Programme in Kano and had proceeded to phase three. The police blocked him. "The state House of Assembly and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje had already passed and signed a bill banning the smoking of Shisha into law and forwarded same to the board for enforcement.

He dodged.), had given the approval for the handing over of the houses to members of the public and the exercise would be conducted by the ministers from the various states on behalf of Buhari. This is contained in a statement by the information unit of the agency, which was made available to newsmen on Friday. They followed him and forced him to violently crash in front of us. It was nearly fatal. He said the Federal Government expected that Kano people would be the heaviest subscribers to the houses in the state. His car was severely damaged. This is part of the major issues we discussed with the tailors during our meeting with them. All the airbags had busted.

A Street lamp pole broke and fell on top of the car on impact. I feared the worst. Quality journalism costs money. It was a miracle he came out alive. But the policemen did not care about his health.” Sajoh continued: “He was arrested and dragged like a common criminal..

I called a mutual friend and gave him the phone, they ripped it off him and gave me back. We had a shouting march. Then they allowed me collect his bag and the car key. My interventions may have saved the day. Perhaps they will have even done something worst to him.

When I asked where they were taking him to, they said it was Utako police station. I secured his bag and the battery of his car. I wanted to arrange to tow the vehicle when they returned and ordered that it be towed to Utako police station. I followed the tow van and ensured it was securely taken to the police station. “However when I went to Utako police station he was not there.

By then, Bashir had joined us. We became worried because it was unprofessional for the police to claim they took him somewhere when they did not. The car was brought there on their orders but no record was made of it. We raised hell and forced the police to accompany us to all the police posts within the axis to find him. We felt he was abducted rather than arrested.

We felt that they had motives other than arrest. “Finally we got Information about him from the anti-kidnapping unit in Jabi. Through the policemen, we spoke to the officers who claimed they came from Kano to effect the arrest. They told us he was safe but when we enquired to speak to him they declined though we could hear his voice in the background. He was taken to the Airport and flown to Kano around midnight.

“ Daily Trust reports that following the crisis and split in the Kano chapter of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Magaji has identified with the Senator Ibrahim Shekarau group, further pitting him against the state governor. Dear Reader, Every day, we work hard to provide readers such as you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information. Quality journalism costs money. Today, we're asking that you support us to do more. Your support means that Daily Trust can keep offering journalism to everyone in the world.

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