Police release Ali Madaki after investigation over possession of firearm


By Aminu Kutama

The Kano Police Command has released a chieftain of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, (NNPP) Aliyu Madaki from custody.

Madaki, who is the member-elect representing Dala Federal Constituency of Kano State was detained after he honoured a police invitation on Wednesday after his viral picture brandishing a pump action gun during the homecoming rally of the presidential candidate of the NNPP Rabiu Kwankwaso surfaced online.

A credible source close to the matter told Sahelian Times that Madaki was released today after he presented his firearm license and proved that he didn’t shoot anyone with it.

However, the member-elect had to spend the night at the police headquarters due to intense political pressure from both the ruling APC and the opposition NNPP.

Suspected APC thugs had attacked the motorcade of the NNPP presidential candidate along Zaria Road, Kano on February 23 during the grand finale of his presidential campaign, and Mr Madaki allegedly led a crackdown against the thugs.

The incident led to the arrest of the ruling APC chairmen of Ungogo and Rimingado Local Government Areas of Kano State, Abdullahi Ramat and Munir Dahiru respectively with pistols by a joint security operatives.

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