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We never arrested Kano Guber Tribunal Judge —DSS

We never arrested Kano Guber Tribunal Judge —DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) has disputed that its agents arrested one of the Judges of the Kano State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, which ruled on the state’s gubernatorial election in 2023.

The secret police’s denial follows an allegation by the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Kano State Governor, Sanusi Bature, that the Kano State government believed the Judges who handled the March 18 election verdict were intimidated and arrested by security agencies.

While speaking, the spokesperson of DSS, Dr. Peter Afunanya, denied the claim by the Kano Governor’s spokesperson.

Afunanya said: “This is a very ridiculous statement. Arresting judges for what reason? It is not true, please.”

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Recall that while speaking during an interview on Channels Television, the CPS had said, “There is no reason why the DSS can arrest a judge without any suspicion. The DSS arrested one of the judges that delivered the judgement in Kano and I believe that is intimidation.

“Even this virtual judgment they delivered, we do not know where they delivered it from. Probably, they delivered the judgment under duress or whatever, I am not sure. We do not know the location from which they delivered the judgment and we do not know their condition because we could only see them on the screen.

“A lot of things happened behind the scenes and to our surprise, the person who was declared winner was not even joined in the case.

“Gawuna contested in the election, accepted defeat, and he congratulated Abba Kabir and said that he is not going to court.

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