El-Rufai denies involvement in Dadiyata’s abduction
NEWS DIGEST – The Governor Nasir El-Rufai led-Kaduna State Government has on Monday debunked allegations of its involvement in the reported abduction of Abubakar Idris Usman, alias Dadiyata.
The state Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Aisha Dikko, in a statement on Monday, said the state government had no idea of the whereabouts of Mr Dadiyata.
According to her, the state government had neither filed any complaint against Mr Dadiyata with the police, nor had it instituted a suit against him before the court.
“The Kaduna State Ministry of Justice wishes to state emphatically that the Kaduna State Government has no idea of the whereabouts of or any involvement whatsoever in the reported abduction of Abubakar Idris Usman, also known as Dadiyata.
“Anything to the contrary is a vile assertion that seeks to stretch the fact that he was abducted within Kaduna State to mean the involvement of the state government.
“Every citizen that the state government has reason to suspect has been involved in incitement, injurious falsehood or criminal defamation has been appropriately charged before the courts and afforded due process.
“The State Government has neither filed any complaint against Mr. Usman with the police nor has it instituted a suit against him before the court,” the statement said.