Police declare former Kano commissioner wanted for electoral crimes

Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso

The police in Kano, on Tuesday, declared Musa Kwankwaso, a former commissioner in the government of Ibrahim Shekarau, wanted.

Mr. Kwankwaso is wanted alongside four others who were accused of several offences during Saturday’s gubernatorial elections, the police said.

The police Commissioner, Ibrahim Idris, said 18 people were involved in stealing election materials, burning them as well as carrying weapons.

He told journalists that 14 out of the 18 were arrested and the suspects disclosed that they were sponsored by Mr. Kwankwaso.

Mr. Idris said when the men of the SCID stormed Mr. Kwankwaso’s house to arrest him, he escaped over his fence.

When PREMIUM TIMES contacted Mr. Kwankwaso, he denied knowledge of any crime or a warrant for his arrest.

He said he was still moving around freely without any trouble.


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  • Frank Bassey

    To declare this man wanted, he must have worked against APC. A lot of irregularities were committed by APC in the North during the elections which were never reported. Even the lily-livered foreign observers who refused to go to the North concentrated their watch where the odds do not favour APC. Yet, they declare that the election was free and fair across the country. Nonsense.

    • progress

      Kano no be Akwa ibom, there may hitches in kano elections but you cannot compare it with the absolute rubi.h perpetrated in Akwa ibom.

    • Saydo Shan

      Who told U foreign observers refused to go to the North? U just sit there and write BULLSHIT. Amazing.

    • Rommel

      How did the people of Akwa Ibom allow this type of humiliation to happen? today,Akwa Ibom and Rivers represent how elections should not be conducted,why?

    • Remi

      Why not go to the north to accuse them. Iron livered.

    • Bishop

      Bros even the riggin video circulatin durin presidential election that the people were speakin hausa was in favour of PDP. Why should APC rig especially in the North?

  • Akiika

    Make everybody go dey enjoy the Governor they either voted in or rigged in. Wetin be my own, Buhari at the top, Ambode at Lagos, Ajimobi at my home state Oyo..shikena!

  • Goke

    This report is funny. Who will issue a serving Governor arrest warrant when he is covered by immunity?

    • Muhammad Ibn Abd AL- Wahhab

      Hmmmm

    • amazing2012

      They are two different people, Rabiu Musa is the government while Musa is the former commissioner ! The press mixed it !

  • amazing2012

    But hey the picture of present governor? Musa is different from Rabiu musa !

  • Malam Almajiri

    They are two different people from Kwankwaso village in Madobi LGA, they are family related but politically opponents. The governor is Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso while the commissioner is Musa Iliyasu Kwankwaso.