Emir Atiku Abubakar Accused of Banditry, Punished with Immediate Suspension

The Emir of Zurmi in Zamfara, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar Muhammad, has been suspended from his throne over allegations of involvement in banditry. Muhammad’s suspension was approved by Governor Bello Matawalle on Saturday, June 12, PM News reports.

However, according to the state’s head of service, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe, Governor Matawalle has already set up a committee to look into the allegations made against the monarch. The investigative committee has some of its members as Alhaji Mukhtar Anka, a former deputy governor in the state, Alhaji Faruk Dosara, the leader of the state House of Assembly, retired DIG Mamman Tsafe, and Alhaji Yusuf Zugu, The Cable also reported.

Balarabe, who is also the acting secretary to the state government noted that the committee has been given only three weeks to make its findings and submit reports based on them.

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