Bauchi State government drags former Speaker, 28 others before State High Court for 11-count criminal charges.

Written by on January 9, 2022

The Bauchi State government has dragged a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Barrister Yakubu Dogara, and 28 others before a State High Court for 11-count criminal charges.

The criminal charges against the defendants followed the alleged killings and destruction of properties in the wake of celebration of leader and crusader of the Sayawa Nation, late Baba Peter Gonto, slated for Bogoro, headquarters of Bogoro Local Government Area in December, 2021.

The suit endorsed by the Chief Registrar of Bauchi High Court has 11 count charges made public on Friday against Dogara who is the number one defendant alongside 28 others who were accused of conspiring to cause bodily harm on people in the area in order to frustrate the progress of the memorial anniversary.

Other defenders are; Air Commodore Ishaku Komo (Rtd), of Kaduna, Kaduna State, Reverent Markus Musa of Tafawa Balewa Town, Peter Emmanuel, of Tafawa Balewa Town, Ga’Allah Daniel, of Tafawa Balewa Town and Iliya Emmanuel of Tafawa Balewa Town.

No date has been fixed for the commencement of the case but court processes were being served as indicated by the charge sheet.

Ango Bally


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