The police in Kano have detained a chieftain of the New Nigeria People’s Party, Ali Madaki over trending pictures of him brandishing a firearm in public.
Madaki, who was announced as the winner of the House of Representatives election for Dala Federal Constituency earlier this week, was alleged to have carried the firearm around last week when the presidential candidate of the party, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso arrived in the state.
No fewer than seven persons were reportedly killed and several vehicles and other property set ablaze in the violent clash that broke out when hoodlums reportedly attacked the supporters of NNPP on procession to receive Kwankwaso along Zaria road.
Party sources confirmed that Madaki was invited by the police on Wednesday and questioned on the trending pictures.
It was however learnt that Madaki produced his license for the firearm.
State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Kiyawa, confirmed that Madaki “was invited over suspected unlawful possession of firearm.
“He is currently with us at the state CID and investigation is ongoing.”