The Kwankwasiyya movement, a renowned political group in the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kano has called on the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim K Idris to investigate Kano Police Commissioner, Rabi’u Yusuf for being partisan of Kano politics.
Addressing a press conference on Monday, a former commissioner under Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso’s regime, Comrade Aminu Abdulsalam, alleged that CP Yusuf was policing the state unprofessionally.
Abdulsama, who was reacting to the recent press briefing by the CP, alleged that the commissioner had never hid his disdain against Kwankwasiyya group.
He said, “The commissioner of police has on several occasions prevented members of Kwankwasiyya from exercising their human right in the state. He stopped us from conducting divorces’ mass wedding, dispersed our members at Mambayya house and Lugard road and recently accused us of causing political violence at the just concluded Hawan Daushe durbar.
“We are calling on the Inspector General of Police to set up a powerful committee to investigate the activities of the commissioner. The man is treating us unfairly. We have already approached the court for readdress and we will not allow him to escape from justice.”
The former commissioner, who said the Kwankwasiyya group had lost confidence in the police commissioner, assured that no amount of intimidation could stop them from exercising their fundamental human rights as citizens of Kano.
On the investigative committee set up by the CP to find out the immediate and remorse causes of the Hawan Daushe clash, Abdulsalam said no member of Kwankwasiyya would appear before the committee set up by the commissioner.
“We will not honor any invitation from the committee because CP has already passed a guilty verdict against Kwankwasiyya members even before the conclusion of investigation.
“From his statements during the briefing, the CP serves as accuser, investigator and judge. He has demonstrated unprofessionalism in his work. On the allegation of hiring youth from Kogi, Sokoto and neighboring states, I want state categorically that nobody from Kwankwasiyya group invited anybody from outside Kano. We only mobilised our members from 44 local government areas of Kano state,” he said.
Abdulsalam also dispelled a claim by the commissioner that the injured leaders of Kwankwasiyya were rescued and escorted to their respective homes by the police, saying, “The former SSG Rabi’u Bichi, Dr Yunusa Dangwani and Alhaji Danyaro Yakasai who sustained injuries during the attack, were rescued by Alhaji Aminu Dabo not the police.”