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Tanko Yakassai’s Family Asks DSS To Allow Former Ganduje’s Aide Access To Lawyers

The family of a former aide to the Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Salihu Yakasai, has written to the Department of State Services (DSS) to allow him to have access to his lawyers.

It will be recalled as earlier reported by Naija News that Yakasai, was arrested by the Department of State Services in Kano on Friday shortly before his sack by Governor Ganduje.

He was arrested after he called on President Muhammadu Buhari to address the activities of bandits in the country or resign.

Tanko-Yakasai stated this on Friday while reacting to the abduction of schoolgirls at Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

He noted that the government has failed in its responsibilities following the abduction of students in Nigerian schools.

A letter addressed to the Director-General of DSS by a law firm, H. A Gudaji & Co, on behalf of the family, read: “We write on behalf of Alhaji Tanko Yakasai OFR, hereinafter referred to as our client.

“Our client has been reliably informed that his son, Salihu Tanko Yakasau AKA Dawisu/Peacock, was yesterday Friday, 26th of February, 2021, arrested and detained by the Department of State Services (DSS), and he has instructed us to act on his behalf.

“As an agency created, governed, and guided by law, we hereby apply to your good offices for the following – grant us Attorney-Client access to Salihu Tanko Yakasai, release Yakasai on administrative bail.

“We predicate this application on the provisions of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) and all other relevant laws in that regard.”


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