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Police arrest female politician for alleged use of thugs

2015-02-26 10:00
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Kano - The Police in Kano have arrested a female politician, Hajiya Aisha Maijama’a, over alleged sponsorship of political thugs in Tudun Wada Local Government Area of the state.

The state Police Commissioner, Mr Ibrahim Idris, announced this while briefing newsmen in Kano on Wednesday.

Idris said the woman, who is a strong member of one of the political parties, was apprehended along with 23 thugs found carrying different kinds of local weapons trying to instigate violence in the area.

He said investigation had commenced after which the suspects would be charged to court.

The commissioner said the command had on different occasions warned politicians against acts capable of causing violence in the state.

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He said the command would not allow any groups or individuals to breach the peace, warning that anybody who indulged in acts of violence would be arrested.

He also warned politicians and their supporters to desist from any disruptive tendency in their political activities.

“We will not tolerate a situation where politicians move with thugs carrying weapons, attacking each other or intimidating residents,” the commissioner said.

Speaking to newsmen, Maijama’a said her arrest was politically motivated.

According to her, the youths were arrested while trying to paste posters of a governorship candidate who was to visit the area.

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