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Saturday, 20 September 2014

Imagine! Kebbi State Governor Slaps His ADC In Public?

In a clear show of power, the governor of Kebbi state, Saidu Nasamu Dakingari reportedly slapped his aide de camp, Mohammed Umar, publicly on Saturday, September 9.It was gathered by SaharaReporters that the incident happened Ahmadu Bello International Airport in the state capital, Birnin-Kebbi, at a ceremony marking the airlift of pilgrims.

According to the report, a total stranger had attempted to pull at the governor’s clothes and his ADC who is a superintendent of police had prevented the person from doing so.Instead of commending his ADC for a job well done, the governor allegedly slapped him in the presence of pilgrims and other officials at the ceremony.He accused his ADC of being over-zealousness in preventing a stranger from meeting him.

The assault infuriated police officers in the state who were dismayed that the governor had not apologized for assaulting and humiliating his ADC and they have vowed to take to the streets to protest the degrading treatment meted out to one of their own.

One of the angry police officers in Kebbi State said: “The police authorities in Abuja have refused to comment about the issue.”

The angry officers have also accused the Inspector General of Police in Abuja of failing to intervene and demand an apology and restitution for the assaulted officer.

Gov Saidu was elected governor of Kebbi State in April 2007 under the platform of thePeople’s Democratic Party (PDP). He was reelected on 26 April 2011. However,  on 24 February 2012 the Supreme Court upheld a ruling by the Kebbi State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal that nullified his election, and ordered a fresh election within 90 days. He was elected again on 31 March and took office on 2 April.