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Kano: Alibert furniture fire incidence, police opens investigations into suspected act of mischief

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Acting IGP,Alkali

 

The Nigeria police Kano command has commenced investigation into the causes of the alleged fire outbreak that engulfed Alibert furniture showroom in Kano ;last year.

According to a missive issued by deputy commissioner of police in charge of criminal investigation, Kano police command, DCP Muhammad Abba Umar made available to our reporter, stated that the police command has launched an investigation into the case of mischief by fire and fire incident, relating to the fire outbreak at the Kano showroom , in December 2021.

Our correspondent reports that Kano police command in a letter dated 27 January 2022 addressed to the managing director Alibert products Nigeria limited confirmed that investigation has commenced into the fire incidence at its Kano showroom.

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The police missive with reference number CR: 3000/KSX/D6/Vol8/74 stated that , complaint of mischief by fire was received from one Abdulhadi Rabiu alleging that the fire incidence that broke out at the poplar furniture company in Kano was caused by mischief as against the alleged attribution of the incidence to faulty electrical gadgets installed within the premises.

The police as part of the investigation have requested the managing director of Alibert furniture, on February 7th to report to the officer in charge of legal/prosecution at the command.

Our finding reveal that the landlord of No 5c Muritala Muhammad Way Kano, Abdulhadi Rabiu through his lawyers, A S Yusuf Associates have forwarded a formal complaint to the police accusing Alibert furniture of mischievously setting ablaze Alibert Kano showroom.

The complainant narrated that, Alibert furniture, who occupied the building as commercial tenant conspired to set the property ablaze.

The complainant pointed out that, Kano Electricity Distribution Company, KEDCO have faulted the claim by Alibert furniture that the fire had emanated from a transformer that feeds the building with power supply.

He informed the police that the fire incidence was planned and executed by some persons commissioned with the aim to achieve criminal intended motives that are bothering on indemnity claims.

The company under investigations through formal reply dated 27th January 2022 addressed to the commissioner of police, Kano command have dismissed all the allegations contained in the complainants.

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Breaking:Emir of Dutse Nuhu Muhammad Sunusi Passes On

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Late Emir Of Dutse Nuhu Muhammad Sunusi

 

The Emir of Dutse  in Jigawa state North West Nigeria Alhaji Nuhu Muhammadu Sunusi is Dead.

In his verified Facebook handle a traditional title holder Santurakin Dutse  and PDP Gubernatorial Candidate of Jigawa state Mustafa Sule Lamido made the statement.

 

Another credible source from the Capital of Jigawa state told NIGERIAN TRACKER that Emir Nuhu Sunusi died today in Abuja but did not disclose the place where he died.

NIGERIAN TRACKER recalls that Alhaji Nuhu Muhammadu Sunusi was appointed Emir of Dutse by the military administration of Late Colonel Ibrahim Aliyu in 1995 after the passing away of his father Muhammadu Sunusi.

 

He reigned as the Emir for 28 years

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Naira Controversy: Emefiele Appears Before Reps. Committee

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Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN) Godwin Emefiele on Tuesday appeared before the ad hoc committee of the House of Representatives on the cashless policy and deadline for the replacement of old currency notes.

Emefiele, who was supposed to appear before the Committee last week, failed to do stating he was out of the country with President Muhammadu Buhari.

The House threatenedto invoke the provisions of section 89(1)(d) of the Constitution by issuing a warrant of arrest today to compel him to appear.

The CBN Governor, who appeared with some of his assistants, went into a brief Executive session with members of the committee.

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Cashless system helps in tracking election financing — Osinbajo

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By Chijioke Okoronkwo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says a cashless policy, when effectively operated in Nigeria, can help stem the surge of illicit election financing by making it possible to track funds.

Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Monday in Abuja, said the vice president received a delegation of the EU Election Observation Mission led by Mr Barry Andrews.

The EU Chief Observer is also a member of the European Parliament.

“I think that what we should be looking at is to provide more infrastructures.

“ The cashless thing has been really advantageous and helps with tracking.

“That sort of infrastructure is useful for more financial inclusion and the more financial inclusion you have, the easier it is to track.

“So much money can be spent without it being tracked under the current election financing practices in the country.’’

Osinbajo acknowledged the serious difficulty in controlling election financing because of cash transactions.

According to him, there are still infrastructure issues required to be in place to ensure an efficient cashless system in the country.

“With cash transactions, it is still difficult to seriously control election financing.’’

On electoral offences, the vice president said the Electoral Offences Commission Bill was at the National Assembly.

He said he hoped that it would begin a new regime of dealing with electoral offences which would be helpful.

“By and large, one shouldn’t expect INEC to be the investigator of electoral offences.

“I think that law enforcement agencies should be responsible for arresting and prosecuting offenders, state by state.

“Electoral offences are always seen through a political prism; people will always feel that they are being prosecuted because they belong to a certain party.

“What is more important is that we have to find a system where the police could have a special unit for offences during the course of elections.

“The Federal High Courts could also have a special jurisdiction to deal with offences and not extend beyond the Federal High Courts.”

On the role of the judicial system, Osinbajo said that more attention should be paid to the monitoring of tribunals and their outcomes, calling for more scrutiny from the National Judicial Council.

He disclosed that discussions had been had in the past concerning malfeasance on the part of some judges and those found guilty should be brought to the fore.

“There should be sanctions and that way, we would be able to clean up and correct some of the problems,’’ he said.

In his remarks, Andrews said that the mission would be monitoring the elections coming up next month and hope for a peaceful and fair electoral process.

According to him, it is the 7th time the INEC is inviting the EU Mission to monitor the elections, adding that the team had been in the country since Jan 11 and will be around until the end of March, 2023.

Other members of the delegation include Ms Samuela Isopi, Ambassador, EU Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS and Mr Thomas Boserup, Deputy Chief Observer, EU Election Observation Mission. (NAN)

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