Sokoto Judicial Panel ensures fair inquiry, says ex-Dep. Gov. Dan’iya

Sun, Dec 10, 2023
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ALHAJI Munir Dan’iya, the immediate past Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, on Saturday says the state Judicial Commission of Inquiry, led by Justice Mu’azu Pindiga, is not intended to witch-hunt former government officials.

Speaking to newsmen after testifying, Dan’iya emphasised that the commission’s proceedings were a routine part of government activities, aimed at ensuring transparency.

“As you are all aware, governments come and go. Even the current administration will eventually be succeeded by others.

“So, the process is not meant to witch-hunt anybody but is an integral part of government activities,” he explained.

Appearing as a witness in relation to the auction of Prado jeeps during the past administration of Gov. Aminu Tambuwal, Dan’iya, accompanied by his counsel Mr. Nuhu Adamu, disclosed the allocation of a Toyota Prado Jeep 2021 model and another vehicle towards the end of their tenure.

He stated that the vehicles were initially returned to the Government House following a request from his successor,  Alhaji Idris Gobir, made through his ADC.

“After four days, I received a call from the deputy governor that the Givernor directed him to return the vehicles to me, which are now in my possession,” he clarified.

Dan’iya affirmed his willingness to return the vehicles, if required.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the commission established by the current administration, aims to investigate government asset’s sales and auctions from May 29, 2015, to May 29, 2023. (NAN) 

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-December 10, 2023 @ 07:45 GMT|

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