General Idris Bello Dambazau (Rtd.), Managing Director of Kano state’s Consumer Protection Council (KCPC) has been arrested by the Department of State Services over allegations of economic sabotage.
Dambazau was arrested for “unilaterally and unconstitutionally” sealing off seven filling stations in the state capital. He is expected to be arraigned in court today, December 6.
A top official in the Kano state command of the DSS told Daily Trust that Dambazau was arrested on Sunday December 5, after fruitless attempts were made to unseal the filling stations.
The official said;
“It happened yesterday. He went and seal seven filling stations under the guise of being the head of Consumer Protection Council and the Constitution is against that act.”
The source added that when Dambazau was contacted, it was gathered that he did not inform the DPR. He has also been accused of sealing shops in several markets in the metropolis.
The source said;
“No agency, organisation or ministry can seal a filling station except with the directives from the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and he also did not get directives from security agencies.
“We reached out to him but he ignored our request. He was arrested this morning and all the filling stations have been unsealed.
“We are charging him with the offense of the economic sabotage in with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“His act is an act of economic sabotage and he will be charged to court tomorrow (Monday).”