Ex-Kano State’s commissioner for lands, Adamu Aliyu, has threatened banditry with fire and brimstone and warned that if judges were discovered to have made biased judgements in the state election tribunal petition hearing, the situation in Kano would be worse than it is at the moment in Kaduna, Zamfara, and Katsina.
In addition, he sternly warned the judges on the tribunal hearing the appeals for the state’s 2023 governorship election that doing so could also lead to their demise.
The commissioner on Thursday issued a warning to the judges considering the appeal for the state’s governorship election while speaking at a rally for unity organised by the country’s ruling New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP).
“Any judge that allows himself to be used and collect bribes and pass judgment that is not right, we want to tell him; he must choose between his life and the bribe money he collected,” Mr Aliyu was quoted saying according to a Channels TV report.
“You have seen the conflict (banditry) in Zamfara, Kaduna, and Katsina. I swear because of this governorship seat, everyone will die. The conflict that will start in Kano will be deadlier than the ones in those states and Borno,” he warned.
Abba Yusuf, the governor of Kano State, has since fired Adamu Aliyu, the commissioner for lands, for making what may be considered careless remarks.