Businessman drag Kano Consumer Protection Council, KCPC,  Brig Gen  Idris  Bello Danbazau(rtd)  to court over  the alleged demand of  N5 million bribe




By Abdulgafar Oladimeji

Kano Consumer protection Council KCPC  and its managing director  Brigadier  General Idris Bello Danbazau  last Tuesday appeared before a Kano High court no 15 sitting at Miller road to respond to allegations bordering on the  demand of  N5million  bribe  from one Sani Ismail.

The plaintiff  represented by barrister Usman  Umar Fari informed  the court that , he is a businessman, alleging that the state consumer protection  council seized quantum groundnut oil belonging to the plaintiff.

He then  alleged that the council boss  requested Sani Ismail to part with N5 million bribe to secure the release of the confiscated items.

The plaintiff  then applied for an order of the court to  direct mobile telecommunication company MTN to produce the voice communication , to unravel where and when  the businessman  and Brigadier General Idris Bello Danbazau had  converse  on the issue before the court.

The plaintiff further requested for an order of the court directing NAFDAC to produce the documents that contained the regulatory status of the confiscated goods.

The presiding  judge, Nasiru Saminu granted the  duo request made to the court by the plaintiff.

The court ordered MTN to furnish it with the communication that took place between Brigadier General Idris  Bello Danbazau and Sani Ismail.

Further the court directed NAFDAC to avail it with  the information in  its  custody  concerning the seized items.

The advocate to the defendants, barrister M H. Waziri dismissed the allegations levied against the council and its MD,  expressing his belief that at the end of the matter,  the interest of justice will prevail .

The matter is adjourned to 24 January 2022 for  continuation.


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