Ex-Kano State Governor Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau has called on the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to make available to the general public the contents of the document purportedly found in Senator Danjuma Goje’s Abuja home during a raid by the police linking him to the gruesome murder of foremost and respected Islamic Scholar, late Sheikh Ja’afar Mahmud Adams.
Sheik Adams was murdered while leading the Subhi prayers in his Kano residential Mosque on Friday April 13, 2007, at a time Shekarau was the state governor.
Then accusing fingers were pointed at Shekarau by a section of the public, who were of the view that he masterminded the murder so as to return as governor for the second time.
Subsequently, the police authorities exonerated Shekarau of any complicity.
But reports emerged recently that an alleged document indicting Shekarau for the assassination of Sheikh Adams was one of the documents seized in the residence of the former Gombe governor.
Reacting to the report on Thursday in a petition to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, Shekarau said the claims linking him to the murder of Sheikh Jafa’ar was a ploy to tarnish his image, adding that bthe police should divulge the document content.
The petition reads in part, “I am constrained to say, this disclosure amounts to defamation of character, capable of tarnishing my image and pitching the sensibilities of the public against me.
“In view of this, I request your good offices to take further action than just mere mention of the discovery of the incriminating document at Senator Goje’s residence.
“I would appreciate it if you address the issue by: Commencing an immediate thorough investigation on the content of said write up recovered at Senator Danjuma Goje’s residence.
“Making available to me and the general public the contents of the write-up on my alleged involvement in the assassination of the Sheikh, in the spirit of justice and fair-play.
“Cross-checking your office records to determine whether or not the recovered document from Senator Goje is different from the widely circulated one in 2009, which your office investigated under IGP Hafiz Ringim and on which the then PPRO, ACP Emmanuel Ojukwu kept the public informed on the investigations of the police on the matter.”