In a significant development, the Kano State Ministry of Justice, Department of Public Prosecution (DPP), and the police have reportedly cleared Alhassan Ado Doguwa, the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, of murder charges. The reports suggest that there is no substantial evidence found in the police case files to support charging him with culpable homicide.
During a press briefing on Thursday, Kano State’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Musa A. Lawan, shared the findings and legal recommendations of the government regarding the criminal charges brought against the lawmaker. Lawan stated that the available evidence contained in the police case diary does not provide sufficient grounds to link Doguwa with the alleged offenses, despite contradictory comments from witnesses against the suspect.
The clearance of Alhassan Ado Doguwa from murder charges marks a significant development in the legal proceedings surrounding his case. The Kano State authorities’ conclusion, based on their review of the evidence, suggests that there is insufficient basis to continue pursuing the charges against the House Majority Leader.
Report coming from the police and the Kano State Ministry of Justice, Department of Public Prosecution, DPP, has cleared the House of Representatives Majority Leader Alhassan Ado Doguwa of murder charges.
The reports said there is no substantive evidence found from the police case files to charge him with culpable homicide.
Kano State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice Musa A. Lawan, indicated on Thursday while briefing journalists on the findings and legal recommendations of the government on the criminal charges filed against the lawmaker that available evidence contained in the police case diary indicated no sufficient evidence to link Doguwa with the said offences despite contradictory comments of witnesses against the suspect.
“Based on the foregoing facts and observations, we are of the opinion that we cannot substantiate charges of criminal conspiracy, mischief by fire and culpable homicide against the Doguwa.
“This is because we cannot find sufficient evidence to link with the said offences considering the fact that we are faced with so many inculpatory and exculpatory evidence for and against him. And the statements of those that implicated him were full of contradictions,” he said.