Kwankwaso’s residence seal-off: Police withdraw after 15 hours

THE police officers, who had earlier sealed off the residence of the former Kano State governor, Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, who is also senator representing Kano Central, had been withrawn after about 15 hours of cordoning off all routes leading to the house at Lugard area of the state capital.

It will be recalled that the police officers, who were reportedly drafted to seal off the residence of Senator Kwankwaso since Monday night, had left the residence, which also serve as the headquarters of Kwankwasiyya Movement.

However, when the Nigerian Tribune visited the Lugard Road residence of the former governor,  he observed that the gate was under lock and key.

The investigation further revealed that some of Kwankwaasiyya faithful were noticed outside the premises of the building in groups, discussing in hush tones, what they described as an unpleasant development.

The link roads to Kwankwaso’s residence that were initially cordoned off had been open for free flow of traffic.

As of the time of filing this report, sources close to the Kwankwassiya Movement, who preferred anonymity, said the withdrawal of the police officers was sequel to an alleged complaint made by Senator Kwankwaso to higher authorities over the rationale behind such an action.

It was gathered that the seal off of Kwankwaso’s residence was over alleged plan by the ex-governor to organise a mass wedding in the house.

Earlier, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Rabiu Yusuf, who confirmed the development to newsmen in Kano, had said policemen sealed off the residence of former governor of Kano State, following an intelligence report that there was a plan to conduct a mass wedding in the house.