Police operatives attached to the Kano State Command yesterday made an attempt to arrest Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso’s political associate, Comrade Aminu Abdulsalam.
Speaking to Daily Trust, Comrade Abdulsalam said well-armed policemen came to his residence at No5 Jamo road to arrest him.
He said, “They came with two vehicles but they were not able to arrest me following intervention of Honorable Ali Madalin Gini, who demanded reasons for my arrest. They later went to the command with Madakin Gini. I am still waiting for Madalin Gini to come back, but the attempted arrest may be political. You know we are not on the same page with the incumbent governor politically, so they will use whatever means available to them to descend on us.”
When Daily Trust reporter visited comrade Abdulsalam’s residence, hundreds of Kwankwasiyya supporters were loitering around the house to prevent any attempt by the police to arrest him.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Magaji Musa Majiya, said the arrest was in connection with an interview Abdulsalam granted one of the private FM radio stations in the state recently.
Majiya said, “Comrade Abdulsalam in the interview had accused the state Police Commissioner, Alhaji Rabi’u Yusuf and the Kano state police command of conniving with Kano state government to indict members of Kwankwasiyya group. He alleged that police and Kano state government had arranged to buy red caps and hire some youths during a 2-day presidential visit to embarrass President Muhammadu Buhari so that Kwankwasiyya group would be blamed for the action.
“Abdulsalam’s statement is an attack on the personality of CP Yusuf and the entire Nigerian Police particularly Kano state command and the command will not fold its arms watching people attacking it. Honorable Aliyu Madakin Gini has promised to produce Comrade Abdulsalam to us and we will charge him to court for this.”