Alleged murder: Reps leader Doguwa granted N500m bail


A Federal High Court in Kano on Monday granted bail to the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives Alhassan Ado Doguwa following his arraignment for alleged culpable homicide.

The APC lawmaker, who represents Doguwa/Tudun Wada in Kano, is standing trial alongside one Bashir Dahiru, on a six-count charge of conspiracy, culpable homicide, causing grievous hurt, arson, inciting public disturbance and unlawful possession of firearms.

On March 1, a Senior Magistrate Court in Kano remanded the lawmaker until March 7.

Ado-Doguwa, in a motion ex-parte application through his lawyer, Nureini Jimoh, sought the relief of interim injunction granting an unconditional bail pending hearing and determination of the substantive motion on notice.

The respondents in the suit are commissioner of police in Kano and Ibrahim Mansur-Yola.

Justice Muhammad Nasir-Yunus admitted the applicant to bail in the sum of N500 million and two reliable sureties.

He said one of the sureties must be a first-class traditional ruler, while the second surety must be a state or federal permanent secretary.

“The applicant must submit his international passport to the court registry and should not visit his constituency until after the March 11 Governorship Election,” Nasir-Yunus said.

The applicant presented a medical certificate from Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital as exhibit.

Doguwa, in his ex-parte application, is also seeking relief of interim injunction restraining the second respondent from taking any further steps in the case.

The applicant was alleged to have on February 26 conspired with others now at large and shot one person to death, breach public peace and burnt the office of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in Tudun Wada Dankadai.

The matter was adjourned until March 20 for hearing.