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Sex-for-marks: How we caught Kano Poly lecturer–Muhuyi

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By Mukhtar Yahya Usman

Chairman of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) Muhyu Magaji has explained how the commission organized a sting operation that led to the arrest of Ali Shehu, a lecturer at the Kano State School of Technology, who pleaded guilty to sexually harassing a female student.

Speaking to journalists at his office, Mr Magaji said his agency first received a complaint from the female student (name withheld), who alleged that Mr Shehu had been pestering her for sex in exchange for passing her in her exams.

He said the female student reported that the lecturer, who is attached to the Computer Science department had been communicating with her through online messaging platform Whatsapp and threatening her if she did not accept his sexual demands.

Mr Magaji added that the student recorded all the conversations she had with the lecturer and reported him to the commission after he asked her to meet with him in person.

“That was when the commission arranged its men and attached them to the student to follow her to where he asked her to meet him.

“When our people arrived at the meeting point, they saw the lecturer already waiting for the student, with her exams booklet in his hands, ready to award her marks once she accepted his amorous demands,” he said.

Earlier, Mr Magaji noted that his agency had gotten the support of Mr Shehu’s employers on the activities of the randy lecturer and the efforts to arrest him.

Kano Focus recalls that the sex pest was nabbed at Ummi Plaza by the anti-corruption agency officials, who caught him red handed allegedly inserting his hands in his victim’s private part.

Meanwhile, the Kano State Polytechnic (to which School of Technology is attached) has set up a committee to investigate Mr Shehu, who was remanded in prison custody by a magistrate court after he pleaded guilty to sexual harassment and breach of trust.

Rector of the Polytechnic, Mukhtar Atiku Kurawa told Kano Focus in an exclusive interview that the committee would also investigate another lecturer Aminu Chedi who is accused of extorting money from students.

Mr Chedi is standing trial for a one count charge of collecting gratification in the course of carrying out his official duty.

Mr Kurawa a professor of Chemistry urged all staff of the Kano state Polytechnic to desist from all evil acts that may tarnish their image, and their reputations.

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AIG orders investigation of Policeman seen voting in Kano APC Congress

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Aminu Abdullahi

The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone Abubakar Sadiq Bello has ordered the investigation of unprofessional conduct of a policeman caught on camera voting during state congress of All progressive Congress (APC) in Kano.

KANO FOCUS reportsthat in view of the unprofessional conduct of the policeman, the AIG has referred the matter to the Zonal X-Squad for investigation.

A statement issued on Monday by Zonal Police Public Relations Officer Abubakar Zayyanu identified the police officer as Bashir Mohammed attached to the government house, Kano, from where he was deployed to work with the state Chairman of APC Abdullahi Abbas as a security aide.

Mr Zayyanu noted that if the inspector is found to have committed an offence by this action, the appropriate disciplinary measure will be taken against him.

He further assured the general public that further development on the matter will be communicated.

The statement reads in part.

“The attention of the Inspector-General of Police Zone one Headquarters, Kano has been drawn to a trending picture on social media, of an inspector of police casting vote at the recently conducted Kano State congress of the APC along with his principal, the state party chairman, Abdullahi Abbas.

“The inspector of police has been identified as Bashir Mohammed of the Special Protection Unit, Base One, Kano. The inspector is attached to the government house, Kano from where he was deployed to work with the said Abdullahi Abbas as a security aide.

“In view of this seemingly unprofessional conduct of the inspector, the AIG has referred the matter to the Zonal X-Squad for investigation.

“If the inspector is found to have committed a disciplinary offence by this action, the appropriate disciplinary measure will be taken against him.

“Finally,  we want assure members of the public that further development on the matter will be communicated please.”

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EFCC Grills Rabiu Kwankwaso

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Nasiru Yusuf

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday grilled former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso over allegations of abuse of office, diversion of public funds and fraudulent allocation of government properties to cronies.

KANO FOCUS reports that Kwankwaso, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, was first invited by the EFCC in September but failed to honour the invitation as reported by Channels TV.

An associate of the politician informed Channels Television that Kwankwanso may have been invited in relation to a petition by some retired employees of the Kano State Government.

The retired employees had told the EFCC that the former governor mismanaged pension remittances to the tune of N10 billion between 2011 and 2015, to fund a housing project for his cronies.

EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren did not comment on the interrogation of the former governor when contacted on Saturday.

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Crisis rocks Kano APC as Ganduje, Shekarau hold parallel Congress

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Aminu Abdullahi

Crisis rocked Kano chapter of All Progressive Congress (APC), as Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and faction loyal to former governor of Kano and serving Senator Ibrahim Shekarau held parallel state congress.

KANO FOCUS reports that while Ganduje group held their congress at Sani Abacha stadium, faction loyal to Shekarau had their own at Janguza town, Tofa local government area.

Ganduje’s led group endorsed Abdullahi Abbas as state chairman of APC for a second term in a consensus arrangement, while the faction loyal to Shekarau announced Ahmadu Haruna Zago as newly elected chairman of APC in Kano state.

Reports shows that the security have earlier disrupted Shekarau’s camp congress at Sani Abacha youth centre and sealed the premises before they moved to Janguza where they held the election.

Below are some pictures of the parallel Congress.

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje while voting at Sani Abacha stadium

 

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje with APC chieftains

 

Delegates at Sani Abacha stadium

Ballot box

Factional chairman of Kano APC Ahmadu Haruna Zago

Ahmadu Haruna Zago and Abdilkadir Jobe

APC factional congress at Janguza

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