Human Rights activist heads to Court over Senator Mandiya false information
By : Adamu Musa
A Human Rights activist Shehu Dahiru has dragged Senator representing Katsina South in Upper Chamber Bello Mandiya,
before the Katsina State High Court North West Nigeria over alleged false information.
The Counsel to the Complaintnant Barrister Lawal Amah disclosed this while speaking to the media in kaduna on 30th of July 2019
Acccording to him this was sequence to the upholding of a preliminary objection in a case of criminal complaint of false information brought against the Senator at a Chief Magistrate court sitting in Funtua.
Acccording to the learned Counsel the Chief Magistrate era in law by granting the preliminary objection to the Senator.
He said his client,
human rights activist, through in suit number CMC/FT/92DC/19 sought for a criminal summons to be issued against the Senator.
He also said he is heading to the high Court to argued his Case on point of law, because Senator Bello Mandiya contested and won election while allegedly under the employment of Katsina State.
He said the case with Appeal No.is KTH/FT/7CA/2019 is to ensure that democracy is not Subverted in Katsina State .
It will be recalled that Senator Bello Mandiya contested Katsina South ( Funtua Zone ) Senatorial seat on the platform of the All Progressives Congress and won election .
He however was stated in form CFOO1 of the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) particularly on page 3 paragraph D(1),Bello Mandiya that he voluntarily retired from the civil service in the year 2001.
‘ Senator had made the declaration under oath while it is a notorious fact that he was the Chief of Staff at the Government House Katsina as could be seen from his pay slip form the month of February 2019.
We from the Arewa Good Governance initiative feel bad that Senator Bello Mandiya had contested and won the election while under the employ of Katsina State Government and therefore, a complaint of false information contrary to section 140 and forgery contrary to section 364 all of the penal code was lodged against him in a Katsina Chief Magistrate Court holden at Funtua.