Kano government drops murder charges against Doguwa
Written by Tunde Adeyemi on May 26, 2023
Kano State Government has cleared the House Majority Leader, Alhassan Ado Doguwa of charges related to criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide.
The Commissioner of Justice and Attorney General, Musa Abdullahi Lawal on Thursday, announced the decision based on the investigation conducted by the Homicide Section of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID).
The charges were initially leveled against him during the collation of results for the 2023 Presidential and National Assembly Elections in Tudun Wada/Doguwa Federal Constituency.
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 that conflicting statements, inconclusive medical assessments, and the absence of forensic evidence linking the primary suspect to the crimes have led to the conclusion that there is insufficient evidence against Alhassan Ado Doguwa.