Shekarau backs down on threat to sue over murder allegation

Ibrahim Shekarau
Ibrahim Shekarau

Former Governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, says he will no longer sue the police over documents they recovered linking him to the murder of a prominent Muslim cleric in Kano.

In a letter to the police, released to journalists on Wednesday, Mr. Shekarau said he was satisfied with the manner the police was investigating the matter.

The police had in a raid on the Abuja residence of a senator, Danjuma Goje, recovered a document purportedly linking Mr. Shekarau to the murder of a sheik, Ja’afar Mahmud-Adam.

“Sequel to my last letter number IS/SK/SA/Adm/I/137 of May 3, 2017, I’m compelled by the fact that you the Police have taken the issue with all seriousness and commenced investigations into the allegations linking me with the murder documents,” Mr. Shekarau wrote.

“I therefore decided to write this letter withdrawing my moves to take legal actions against you.”

According to him, part of the conditions he gave the police in the previous letter was for them to commence immediate and thorough investigation of the case to exonerate him of any complicity.

“To this end, based on authentic reports I have received within the last two weeks, I am pleased to write, not only to acknowledge the commencement of police investigation on the matter, but to appreciate the urgency you have attached to the issue.

“For this reason therefore, while I consider it appropriate to put on hold my intent to take legal action, to allow you more time to pursue the inquiry, I urge you not to rest on your oars until the investigation has been brought to a conclusive finish, and the reports made public.”



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