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IGP advised not to subvert justice in Mahdi case


A Katsina resident, Lawal Musa Unwala has called on the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba not to be an instrument in the subversion of justice in the case of Shehu Mahdi.

Unwala also stated that Mahdi should stop blackmailing the Police, but face the music about his action.

“It would be better for Mahdi to concentrate his energy on defending his un-defendable myriad of cases before the many courts of law than trying to curry favour from the new IGP. It’s time for Mahdi to face the music, to reap what he had sown. Mahdi desperately wants to capitalise on his alleged personal relationship with the current Inspector General of Police and cow the young officer investigating the case.

The IGP, we all know with all his pedigree, his hard earned reputation in the Nigeria Police Force wouldn’t be instrumental in the subversion of justice.”


Unwala stated that with Mahdi exhausting all options available to him, should face jail terms, instead of opting for dialogue by going the way of Sheikh Sanusi Khalil, who once raised a damning allegations against the person of Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, and when he couldn’t substantiate the allegations, publicly apologised. Rather Mahdi chose to resort to blackmail the police officer investigating his case by name calling him on his series of video clips. 

“Most of us thought Mahdi would go to court a proud man, exuding with energy and pride, smiling and waving to his supporters. We thought he would address a cluster of journalists at the court premises and preempt the outcome of the court proceedings. We all thought he would make mouth same way Muhammad Ali often won boxing contests, even before he entered the rings. 

“But alas, we saw a different Mahdi. Here was a man who repeatedly dared Katsina State Government and all his blackmail victims to take him to court and prove him wrong. But when he was summoned by the court to substantiate his barrage of unsubstantiated allegations of financial misdeeds, what we saw was a melodrama. 

“To our dismay, Mahdi the Lion King on social media, appeared before the court a weak lamb. We saw him on crutches, screaming and wailing. Thanks to a video clip widely shared by the AIT, TVC, Arise TV, and many national televisions, which exposed him as a con artist that he is.” 

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