April 18, 2024

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DSS Arrests Gen. Bello Dambazau

General Idris Bello Dambazau (Rtd.), Managing Director of Kano State’s Consumer Protection Council (KCPC), was on Sunday arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), over alleged economic sabotage.
 
It was gathered that Dambazau was arrested for allegedly sealing off of seven filling stations in the state capital, an act the agency said was unilateral and unconstitutional. He is billed to appear in court on Monday.
 
A top official in the Kano State command of the DSS said Dambazau was arrested on Sunday after fruitless attempts were made to unseal the filling stations.
 
Revealed the agent: “It happened yesterday. He went and sealed seven filling stations under the guise of being the head of Consumer Protection Council and the Constitution is against that act”.
 
He added that Dambazau was contacted and it was gathered that he did not inform the DPR.
 
Added the source: “No agency, organisation or ministry can seal a filling station except with the directives from the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and he also did not get directives from security agencies”.
 
The security source said the secret police also learnt that Dambazau had been sealing shops in several markets in the metropolis.
 
Disclosed he: “We reached out to him but he ignored our request. He was arrested this morning and all the filling stations have been unsealed.
 
“We are charging him with the offense of the economic sabotage in tandem with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
 
“His act is an act of economic sabotage and he will be charged to court tomorrow (Monday)”.
 
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje appointed General Dambazau (Rtd) as the MD of the council in September 2021.