Court Grants House Majority Leader Alhassan Doguwa Bail


Mar 6, 2023 #Doguwa

A Federal High Court presided over by Justice Muhammad Yunusa has granted bail to House of Representatives Majority Leader, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, who is accused of the alleged killing of some persons on election day.

Doguwa was detained by the police last week and subsequently arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ibrahim Mansur on six count charges including culpable homicide, causing grievous hurt, mischief by firearm and inciting disturbances.

He was remanded in prison till March 7 but was granted bail by the Federal High Court in Kano on Monday.

Ruling on the application, the presiding judge, Justice Nasir Yunusa granted the lawmaker bail of N500 million in addition to two reliable sureties one of whom must be first class emir while the other is a senior officer in the civil service.

The court similarly ordered Doguwa to submit his international passport to the Court Registry.

The court also restrained him from going to his constituents during the coming gubernatorial and state House Assembly elections of March 11, 2023.

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