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Man sentenced to 6 months imprisonment for abducting lover from Nassarawa State 



By Auwal Hassan Fagge

A Kano Sharia Court, presided over by Mallam Nura Yusuf has sentenced one Salisu Musa, a resident of Hungu village in Albasu Local Government area of Kano State for abducting his lover from Nassarawa State to Kano.

KANOTODAY gathered that, the accused met his waterloo when residents of Kura Local Government, where he resided with his victim, tipped off Hisbah command in the area of his suspicious moves.

After few days of surveillance, the Hisbah operatives confirmed that the couple are not married and descended on the house where they were living for 10 days and arrested them.

The command swiftly charged the couple to court where the accused confessed to have abducted the lady without knowledge of her parents and even had sexual affairs for 10 days.

Speaking to journalists, the lady said Musa insisted she must follow him because he could not leave Nassarawa for Kano without her, in view of his mad love for her, thereby forcing her to follow him.

She added that, she had to succumb to his pleas and followed him to Kura town where they engaged in sexual acts for 10 days, despite the fact that she revealed to him that she is HIV positive, but said his blood was resistant to the virus.

On his part, the accused said he decided to elope with his lover in order to save her free from harassment by her parents, but does not know she is HIV positive until when she asked him to escort her to hospital to collect her routine retroviral drugs.

He added that he was indeed devastated by the situation and regretted his actions.

The area command of Hisbah also said planned have been perfected for repatriation of the lady back to her parents in Nassarawa State.



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Abba Kabir Yusuf asks Fuel Marketers to reverse to old price



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim




Kano state Governor, Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf has urged petroleum marketers to reverse the prices of petroleum goods to its old rate in order to lessen the current hardship experienced by the general public.

KANO FOCUS reports that the appeal is contained in a statement issued by Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the chief press secretary to the governor.

The governor said he is aware that the marketers still had old products in stock that were supposed to be sold at the previous pricing.

“To reduce the needless hardship on the state’s citizens, the marketers should exercise some restraint and quickly reopen all filling stations with available products in stock to sell at the former price.

“As a concerned Governor, I am disheartened to see our dear People of Kano suffering as a result of an unjustified fuel hike, and the situation must be stopped right away,” the governor said.

Kano, according to governor, is the commercial hub for the country’s northern region as well as certain countries in West Africa, and its bustling populace continues to enjoy favorable business conditions.

The Governor urged the good citizens of Kano state to maintain their composure and uphold the law because the government is always prepared to make sure that people are doing their affairs conveniently.

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Abba Kabir Yusuf appoints Rahila Mukhtar to head KSCHMA




Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim




Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf has announced the appointment of Rahila Mukhtar as executive secretary of the Kano State Healthcare Contributory Management Agency (KCHMA).


KANO FOCUS reports that this is contained in a statement by his chief press secretary Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa on Thursday.


Yusuf also approved the appointment of Garba Bichi as managing director of the Kano State Water Board, Hassan Danbaffa as managing director of the Kano State Road Maintenance Agency (KARMA), Ibrahim Yakubu as managing director of the Kano State Urban Planning and Development Authority (KNUPDA) and Abdulkadir Abdussalam as the accountant-general.


KANO FOCUS reports that the government said a date for their swearing-in would be announced soon to enable them to assume the new responsibilities.




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Police arrest ninety-six suspects in Kano over attempts to disrupt inauguration activities








Ninety- six suspects were arrested by the Nigeria Police in Kano following alleged attempts to disrupt peace in the state during Monday’s inauguration ceremony.


KANO FOCUS reports that State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Usaini Gumel, who disclosed this at a press conference held at the Command’s Bompai headquarters, Wednesday remarked that the arrest followed a series of crackdowns by his men.


He noted that the suspects, who were picked up differently across the state within the last one week included 56 suspected mobile phone robbers, 17 illicit drug related suspects, and 20 suspects who were arrested on account of attempts to commit violent crimes.


Items recovered from the suspects included five cartons of suspected Tramadol tablets, 83 sachets of suspected Diazepam and 371 pieces of rubber solution, including 12 parcels and 303 wraps of dried leaves.


Other recoveries from the suspects included 157 weapons, four locally made guns, one toy gun and 18 mobile phones as well as 34 ATMs .


He explained that preliminary investigations had led them to conclude that the suspects were saboteurs and sponsored criminals given that they were found with dangerous weapons and were also under the influence of drugs during their arrest


Usaini added that all the suspects would soon be charged to court even as he advised the members of the public to be law abiding.


He insisted that the Police would continue to match its words with actions until all the criminally minded persons in the state repented or decided to leave the state.



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