Reps majority leader arrested for murder, electoral violence

THE MAJORITY Leader of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, has been arrested over alleged involvement in the murder of three persons during Saturday’s National Assembly and presidential elections.

Doguwa is the incumbent legislator representing the people of Doguwa/Tudun Wada Federal Constituency of Kano State and a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

According to reports, the lawmaker is suspected to have led an attack on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in his constituency, which resulted in the death of three people.

It was alleged that the INEC official declared Doguwa the winner of the election at gunpoint.



    Speaking to journalists on Wednesday March 1, in Kano, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abdullahi Kiyawa confirmed that Doguwa was apprehended at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport.

    “Yes, we have arrested Hon. Alhassan Ado Doguwa, the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives in connection with a murder case. He is currently in our custody, and the investigation is ongoing,” the police spokesman said.

    Kiyawa revealed that the investigation is focused on Doguwa’s alleged involvement in the attack on the INEC office.

    The news of Doguwa’s arrest has raised concerns among Nigerians with many people calling for a thorough investigation into the matter.

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