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Gov. Yahaya Suspends Village Head, Councillor For Stealing Transformer

GOMBE State Governor Inuwa Yahaya has approved the immediate suspension of the Village Head of Garin Majidadi in Akko Local Government Area of the state, Mohammed Majidadi, over his alleged involvement in a transformer theft.

The governor also suspended the Councillor representing Kumo East Ward, Abdullahi Panda.


The two suspensions were announced in a statement issued by the Director General, Press Affairs, Gombe Government House, Ismaila Misili, on Friday, June 28, 2024.

The suspensions came in the wake of their arrest and subsequent parade by the Gombe State Police Command as well as their arraignment for allegations of conspiracy in the theft and sale of a community electricity transformer at Garin Majidadi.

Misili stated that the suspension of the village head and councillor was a preventive measure to ensure that there was no interference in the legal process.

He quoted the governor to have expressed his administration’s commitment to always uphold the rule of law.

According to him, the governor further expressed confidence that justice would prevail and that the law would take its course, not only against Majidadi and Panda but also against any other individuals found to be complicit in the theft.

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