Kano govt clears Ado Doguwa of homicide charges

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The Kano State Government has cleared the House Majority Leader, Alhassan Ado Doguwa of charges related to criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide.

The charges were leveled against him during the collation of results for the 2023 Presidential and National Assembly Elections in Tudun Wada/Doguwa Federal Constituency.

In a press briefing on Thursday, the Commissioner of Justice and Attorney General, Musa Abdullahi Lawal, announced the decision based on the investigation conducted by the Homicide Section of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID).

According to the Ministry’s report, discrepancies in witness statements and the absence of forensic evidence linking Doguwa to the crimes led to the conclusion that there is insufficient evidence against him. The report also highlighted the chaotic situation that unfolded on the day of the incident, resulting in loss of lives, injuries, and fire outbreaks.

“The conflicting statements, inconclusive medical assessments, and the absence of forensic evidence linking the primary suspect to the crimes have led us to conclude that there is insufficient evidence against Alhassan Ado Doguwa,” the report stated.

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