The senator representing Gombe Central, Danjuma Goje, has in a letter dated November 8 and signed by his lawyer, V.C Nwadike, demanded the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami to conduct an investigation into the violent attack on him last Friday.
Lawyer Nwadike in the petition, said the State Governor’s ADC, Zulaidaini Abba and the Governor’s CSO Sani Bajoga were responsible for the attack on Mr. Goje.
He said both of them led thugs alongside some security personnel to the location with vehicles belonging to the state government and ordered the thugs to attack the convoy, killing one person.
Part of the letter read, “The ADC and the CSO commanded the numerous thugs bearing matches, short axes, knives…to attack our client and those with him.
“Our client was fortunate not to be killed but his personal Assistant, Adamu Manga, received several cuts… under the supposition that our client was the one being matcheted.
“It is our client’s request that the Inspector-General of Police cause the matter to be discreetly investigated with the aim of bringing the officers and all those against whom prima facie case may be disclosed to justice by prosecuting them after disciplinary action has been taken against them to serve as (a) deterrent to others.
“Our client is confident in the Inspector General of Police sense of Justice and trusting in the capacity of your men and officers to carry out a thorough and unbiased investigation into the allegations.”
Goje also petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Alkali Baba; chairman of the Police Service Commission, the Minister of Police Affairs and the Commissioner of Police in Gombe State.
Goje’s convoy was attacked on Friday by suspected political thugs while he was going to the state capital to attend a wedding.
According to Mr. Goje’s media aide, Lilian Nworie who confirmed the incident, one life was lost and many cars were vandalized.