The Zamfara State House of Assembly has suspended two lawmakers over their alleged ties to bandits.
The lawmakers, Yusuf Muhammad, Anka representing Anka Constituency, and Ibrahim T. Tukur Bakura, representing Bakura constituency, have been suspended for 3 months.
According to the Director General Press Affairs and Public Relations of the Assembly, Mustapha Jafaru Kaura, the lawmakers will keep off the meeting pending the conclusion of investigations on the allegation leveled in opposition to them.
“They are additionally to look earlier than the House Committee on ethics and privileges together with safety companies which might be assigned by legislation to research them. These are a part of the resolutions reached simply now on the House plenary presided over the speaker of the House Rt Hon Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya beneath issues of pressing public significance,” Kaura stated.
Leading the controversy on the matter shortly after each member swore an oath, member representing Maru North, Hon Yusuf Alhassan Kanoma, drew the eye of his colleagues to the “burning issue” within the House.
He stated the home mustn’t fold its arms over the intense allegations leveled in opposition to the 2 members.
Kanoma additional alleged that in the course of the kidnap saga of the daddy of speaker late Alhaji Mu’azu Abubakar Magarya particularly Yusuf Muhammad Anka and Ibrahim T Tukur Bakura have been stated to have been jubilating over the difficulty.
He additionally alleged that the 2 lawmakers have been behind the killing of late Hon Muhammad G. Ahmad ( Walin Jangeru), a former member who represented Shinkafi constituency within the state House of Assembly.
He claimed they leaked info by means of which bandits tracked the deceased. He requested safety companies to totally monitor all their phone strains and take heed to all their conversations.
Also contributing, member representing Birnin Magaji constituency, Hon Nura Dahiru Sabon birnin Dan Ali, concurred along with his colleague, saying efforts to barter with infamous bandit, Bello Turji, on so many events to safe the discharge of late speaker’s father, mustn’t go in useless.
In his ruling on the matter, the speaker, Rt Hon Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya, permitted the outright suspension of the 2 members.
Speaker Magarya additionally directed chairman House Committee on ethics and privileges, Hon Kabiru Hashimu Dansadau, to totally examine these members and report its findings again to the plenary.
While expressing his dismay over their alleged involvement in banditry actions, the state chief lawmaker additionally stripped them of the chairmanship of the House standing committees.