When the Secretary of the Bauchi Coalition Against Financial Crimes and Injustice was arrested by the Bauchi Police Command at his residence in Kano on the orders of the Bauchi State Government, everyone in Bauchi and Nigeria at large were aware that the arrest was a result of the Open letters written by the Anti-Corruption Group exposing an alleged corruption carried out by the Bauchi State Government which was published on the media.
However, an anti-corruption advocate in the state told this medium that he is shocked when he read on an online news medium pressgalleryng.com where the Special Adviser to the Governor Yakubu Ibn Mohammed made an open lies that the Bauchi State Government never had a hand in the arrest of Yakubu Alhaji Jibrin, not only that he also stated that Yakubu was arrested by the Kano State Police Command thereby exonerating the Bauchi State Police Command from the arrest of Yakubu.
In the story titled: “BAUCHI DECLARES ‘WAR’ ON SOCIAL CRITICS-OPPOSITION…”IT’S RANTING OF DISCREDITED POLITICIANS”-YAKUBU IBN MOHAMMED, S.A MEDIA TO GOV. ABUBAKAR,” these are his words concerning the arrest of the critics of the Governor; “…”LET ME SAY WITH ALL EMPHASIS AT MY DISPOSAL THAT NONE OF GOV.MOHAMMED’S SO CALLED ‘CRITICS’ HAS BEEN ARRESTED IN BAUCHI STATE, BECAUSE AS A DEMOCRAT, THE GOVERNOR IS OF FIRM BELIEF IN FREEDOM OF SPEECH WITHIN THE AMBIT OF THE LAW…YAKUBU JIBRIN WAS ARRESTED IN KANO BY PERSONNEL OF THAT STATE POLICE COMMAND WHICH IS OUTSIDE GOV. ABUBAKAR’S SPHERE OF INFLUENCE AND CONTROL….”
“How can a media aide lie openly like this, the questions I and the people of Bauchi will want Yakubu Ibn Mohammed to answer are these; when the Open letters were written was it addressed to the Kano State House of Assembly? Was there anywhere in the content of the letter that made mention of Kano State Government?
“Is he now telling us that Kano State Police of Commissioner was aware of the arrest of Yakubu Jibirin? Even when it was reliably gathered that the Bauchi State Police Command that went to Kano to arrest Yakubu never took permission from the Commissioner of Police Kano, a directive that they supposed to undertake before arresting Yakubu, an anti- corruption advocate in the state who pleaded anonymity stated.”
“If really it was the Kano State Police Command that arrested Yakubu Jibirin as stated by the SA Media to the Governor, why then was Yakubu arraigned by Bauchi State Courts, why he was not arraigned Kano State Courts.
“During the Court Proceedings, we all witnessed that the lawyers were from the office of the Director for Public Prosecution of the Ministry of Justice Bauchi, even their witnesses the brought were from the Government office, a Director from the Government House was among the person that came to testify, also a police officer from the Bauchi State Police Command was among the persons that testified,” the anti-corruption advocate stated.
Speaking further to universalreporters247.com, the anti-corruption advocate stated that it is obvious and clear that the SA media to the Governor is being economical with the truth and he also goofed; he added further as he said, “I wonder why the Governor will continue to keep this kind of person as a media aide.”
“In fact if this is the kind of media aide that Bauchi State Government has, then am sorry for both the State and the Government, because someone who sees blue and calls it black and sees white and calls it red, indeed is something to worry about.”