By Daniel Tyokua
A member of security committee constituted by the Governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle, Dr Sani Shinkafi has disclosed that no Emir had offered the former Inspector General of Police (IGP) and Chairman of the Committee, Mohammed Abubakar N11million to compromise the report of the Committee.
Reacting to an audio on the social media on Sunday, Shinkafi said the former IGP never collected the said amount from any Emir.
He described the circulation of the purported leaked audio connected to the former Inspector General of Police as an act of mischief, laughable and childish.
According to him, the purported leaked audio had alleged that the former IGP was alleged to had received the sum of N11 million Naira from an Emir to compromise the outcome of their investigation.
Shinkafi who was the immediate past gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2019 general election, noted that some desperate politicians who want to demonstrate their enmity for the state are fully behind the circulation of the fake audio.
He said his committee which is an ad-hoc one was inaugurated with a time frame adding that, the committee has executed its assignment excellently in line with the terms of reference saying, it is the prerogative of the Governor to either implement or reject the recommendations of the committee.
Shinkafi explained that if not for the Covid-19 pandemic the Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate those indicted by the committee would have been inaugurated for Zamfara people to know their real enemies.
He also said that “Hon Aminu Sani Jaji, Bashir Adamu Imad, Malan Ibrahim Wakkalla were not members of the Zamfara State committee for finding lasting solution to armed banditry and that there is no moral justification for anybody to have claimed that they had resigned their membership of the committee as a result of none implementation of the committee’s reports.
According to him, the committee members inaugurated by the Governor for the member of the public to know true membership of the committee which had former Inspector-General Of Police M.D Abubakar as Chairman to include Alhaji Dr. Sani Abdulahi Shinkafi (Wamban Shinkafi) Hon Justice Nasiru. U Gumi( Rtd) Sen Saidu Muhammad Dansadau, CP Mamman Anka (Rtd) Engr Mamuda Maradun, Alhaji Bawa Ibrahim, Alhaji Mohammed Adamu (Secretary) Bar Aliyu Abdulahi Gusau (Assistant Secretary) DIG Mamman I. Tsafe (Co-opted Member) DSP A. Hardo (Co-Opted Member)
He alleged that, former Chairman of the House Committee on Security and Intelligence Aminu Sani Jaji was the brain behind the circulation of the fake audio.
Shinkafi called on the DG SSS to immediately withdraw the SSS attached to Jaji considering the manner in which he is using them to harass and intimidate people suggesting that instead, Jaji should apply to the IGP for security protection.