Gov. El-Rufai did not put a stop to the project. However the Governor didn’t know what was coming to him until the property of The North West Zonal Vice Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir was destroyed.
Alh. Abdulkadri in reaction to the unthoughtful action of the Gov.El-Rufai filed charges against the Governor.
Barrister Festus Okoyea legal counsel to Abdulkadri , explained that the earlier suit was withdrawn because while a motion restraining KASUPDA from demolishing the said property was pending, the defendants mobilized bulldozers, mobile policemen and other security agencies to pull down the entire structure.
“In the suit in court, our claim was just for N3 million and an injunction and order compelling them to carry out their statutory duty of using approval for the building plan,” he said.
“Based on the new reality, we have served KASUPDA with a new 30-day pre-action notice. In the notice, we are claiming N120 million in actual damages and N500 million in general damages.
“This is because we don’t want to be caught in the web of abuse of court process,” he said.
Justice Mohammed Tukur Aliyu of Kaduna High Court had earlier adjourned the case when it was mentioned on April 24, following Okoye’s motion for adjournment in order to appraise the case because of new developments.
The matter has been adjourned to May 22.
In Another Report, In response to a recent call by a National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, on Nigerians to stop unnecessary speculation about President Muhammadu Buhari’s health, the Patron of Anti-Corruption Crusader, Prof. Tayo Adeyemi, has admonished the APC Chieftain to stop engaging in “mere political ruse.”
In a statement he personally signed, Adeyemi said it would have been better for the APC chieftain to remain silent on the issue of Buhari’s health because he had failed to speak at the appropriate time and watched as the President was portrayed in bad light.
He noted that the comment of the former Lagos State Governor was a failed attempt to pull the wool over the eyes of Nigerians as the relationship between him, Tinubu, and Buhari was deteriorating.
Stressing that the failure of the Buhari’s administration was already visible to Nigerians, Adeyemi urged Tinubu
“to refrain from playing on the intelligence of the educated class of Nigerians.”
Meanwhile, reports coming to us from other department states that the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris has said that said that the Nigeria Police Force requires additional 155,000 recruits to effectively provide security for the country.
Mr. Idris, who said this at a two-day National Security Summit in Abuja on Thursday, said to achieve this, the force needs to recruit 31,000 cadets annually for five years
“To attain the UN ratio requirement of one police officer to 400 citizens of a country, the Nigeria Police Force needs to recruit 155,000 to police Nigerian population of approximately 182 million,”he said.