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Zazzau emirate sacks palace guard over alleged rape

A palace guard (Dogari) at the Zazzau emirate in Kaduna has been sacked for allegedly raping a lady who was on a mission to the palace.

Media and Publicity Officer of the Emir, Abdullahi Aliyu Kwarbai in a statement reportedly said, “Sama’ila Abubakar Rimin Tsiwa, a palace guard, has been dismissed with immediate effect from the services of the Zazzau Emirate Council for raping a lady on a mission to the palace.”

The statement explains that, the palace guard lured the lady, who was preparing for her wedding and came to seek assistance from the Emir through him (the guard), saying that instead of taking the lady to the Emir, Malam Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, the suspect lured her to a location where he and his friends’ gang raped her.

The statement further explains that the Council had forwarded the case to the police, demanding a swift investigation and ensure the prosecution of the culprits without delay.

Writing by Muzha Kucha, Editing by Tersoo Nicholas