Zamfara Assembly Suspends Two Members Over Alleged Involvement In Banditry
Two members of Zamfara House of Assembly, Yusuf Muhammad Anka and Ibrahim Tukur Bakura, have been suspended for three months pending the conclusion of investigations over allegations of their involvement in banditry.
Anka and Bakura who represent Anka State Consultancy and Bakura State Constituency were suspended for three months, pending the conclusion of an investigation into the allegation against them.
Their suspension formed part of the resolutions reached on Tuesday during a plenary presided by the Speaker of the House, Nasiru Magarya.
The duo have been directed to appear before the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges, as well as security agencies assigned by law to probe them.
Leading the debate on the matter, the lawmaker representing Maru North, Yusuf Kanoma, drew the attention of his colleagues to the allegations against the two members, saying the House should not fold its arms and let such an act of misconduct thrive.
He alleged that the suspended lawmakers were celebrating when reports emerged that the father of the speaker was abducted, claiming that they connived with bandits to kill the former member representing Shinkafi Constituency, Muhammad Ahmad.
While expressing his dismay over their alleged involvement in banditry, the Speaker also stripped them off of their chairmanship of the House Standing Committees.