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Court orders arrest of Kano council chairman over alleged diversion of Coronavirus palliatives

A bench warrant for the arrest of Kabiru Ado-Panshekara, Chairman of Kumbotso Local Government Council has been issued by a Magistrates’ Court in Kano. 

The bench warrant was issued after the council chairman failed to appear before the court to answer to charges of criminal breach of trust. Ado-Panshekara who was entrusted with 1,632 forms for the distribution of COVID-19 palliatives, was accused of diverting and giving it out to people it was not meant. 

Prosecution counsel, Salisu Tahir who accused the council chairman of contravening section 315 of the Penal Code Law and section 26 of Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Law 2008 (as amended), averred that Kabiru Ado-Panshekara was properly served a court summon to appear on May 13 at about 9:00 a.m.

Ado-Panshekara’s counsel, Ibrahim Adamu told the court that he doesn’t know his client’s whereabout as he appealed to the magistrate to stand the matter down for 30 minutes. 

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The case was subsequently pushed till May 27 for mention.

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