NANS seeks arrest of Governor’s aide over imposition of candidate, alleged criminal activities

Posted by Mayowa Okekale, Abuja | 6 October 2017 | 2,016 times

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•NANS Coordinator Elect of NANS, Zone A, Comrade Umar Faruk Lawal

Members of the Convention Planning Committee (CPC) of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) have petitioned the Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar, raising allegations of criminal conduct against his SSA on Students Matters, Mr. Ibrahim G. Ibrahim a.k.a Babalolo.

Some of the allegations levelled against the SSA, whom they insisted must be arrested and prosecuted, according to a statement jointly signed by the Coordinator Elect of NANS, Zone A, Comrade Umar Faruk Lawal, and Chairman of the CPC, Comrade Mohammed Yusuf, bother on criminal intimidation, destruction of property, disturbance of public peace and sponsoring of rioting thugs armed with deadly weapons during a recent free and fair election won by Umar Faruk of the IBB University, Lapai, Niger State.

Based on the criminal allegations, the Chairman of the CPC, Comrade Mobammed Yusuf, and Coordinator Elect Faruk Lawal, have called on the Governor to arrest and investigate the SSA and Usman Ayuba to ascertain the allegations levelled against them and if found guilty, should be prosecuted.

The duo also demanded that the SSA and Usman Ayuba must take full responsibilities and pay for the destroyed properties.

The Coordinator-elect who claimed he has pictorial evidence also alleged that Usman Ayuba has paid some thugs to kill Mohammed Yusuf, CPC Chairman, on this same issue.

Faruk said Usman Ayuba must desist from parading himself as the coordinator of NANS Zone A, adding that “his failure to do that will amount to mobilising Nigerians to do the needful on the matter.”

According to information gathered, the SSA created the grievous mayhem owing to the failure of his candidate, Usman Ayuba to emerge at the convention to elect the Executives of NANS Zone A. The election involved 10 states and was held at Abdulsalam Abubakar Youth Centre, Minna, Niger State.

The cost of valuables said to have been destroyed by hoodlums allegedly mobilised by the SSA was put at about N1.2 million.

However, copies of the petition have been received in the offices of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and Director General of the Department of State Service (DSS).

 


Source: News Express

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