The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Doguwa has been remanded at a correctional facility over charges of culpable homicide and arson.
The order was given by a Kano State Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.
Doguwa, who was arrested on Tuesday at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, was taken before Court 58 of the Magistrate’s Court in the Nomansland area of the state metropolis Wednesday evening.
The magistrate, Ibrahim Yola, ordered the remand of Doguwa after the First information report was read. He thereafter adjourned the matter to March 7.
The spokesperson for the Kano State police command, Haruna Kiyawa had earlier said Doguwa was arrested in connection with a suspected case of criminal conspiracy, culpable homicide, causing grievous hurt, mischief by fire and inciting disturbance.
He said the arrest followed complaints “received on the gruesome murder of three persons, causing grievous injury to eight others in Tudun Wada LGA on 26/02/2023 while the collation of election results was ongoing and an alleged viral video of some victims with suspected gunshots in the Social Media.”
Kiyawa said Doguwa was arrested because he refused to honour an invitation extended to him by the police.
The spokesperson said, “He was subsequently arrested by detectives from the State Criminal Investigation Department Bompai Kano at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano.”