Kano Police Commissioner apologises to Nigerian Bar Association



By Tukur Arab, Kano

The Police Commissioner, Muhammad Wakil has tendered an appology, barely 24 hours to the issuance of a 48-hours ultimatum by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to  the Nigerian Police, Kano State command.

In a statement on Wednesday, the NBA said armed policemen had arrested and molested its members who were working at an election petition secretariat and their equipment vandalised.

Similarly, they also accused Wakili of being partisan in the discharge of his duties in the state.

Receiving the information of the ultimatum, however, the commissioner appeared at the NBA secretariat and tendered his unreserved apology.

Speaking to newsmen shortly after the visit, Wakili said ”he decided to visit the NBA office in person to tender his Apology after he investigated the incident that led to the arrest and detention of the two lawyers.”

Unlawful arrest
He also explained that after receiving the complaint and even heard it through the media, he launched an investigation and found that they were unlawfully arrested.

The Commissioner also urged the association and other well meaning Nigerians to challenge him wherever he goes contrary to the provision of the law.

The state secretary of the association, Mujtaba Adamu-Ameen commended the Commissioner of Police for the gesture, describing him as ‘professional and ethical security personnel.’


Mercy Chukwudiebere