Group Sues Gov Inuwa, Emir Of Pindiga For Stopping Mosque Reconstruction

By Suzan Edeh, Bauchi

Members of Tumu community of Akko local government area of Gombe State have filed a lawsuit against Gombe state governor, Inuwa Yahaya, Emir of Pindiga Ahmed Seyoji Mohammed for allegedly stopping the Senator representing Gombe central, Danjuma Goje from reconstructing the central mosque of the area.

Others joined as defendants in the suit were; the state’s Attorney General and the Commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs.

Recall that an aide to Senator Goje, Adamu Mohammed Manga has recently made the allegation while addressing the residents of the community.

A group of the residents under the auspices of “Tumu Concerned Residents” filed the suit on behalf of the community to express their grievances over stopping the reconstruction of the Central Mosque.

Residents of the Community who were aggrieved by the denial of the Mosque’s reconstruction projects, Mohammed Yero, Bello Ali Tumu and Danjuma A. Mukhtari filed the suit on behalf of community, requesting the Court to restrain the defendants from depriving the community of the development initiative.

Manga claimed that, the Emir has told him unequivocally that if he allows the project to be done by him, Governor Inuwa will dethrone him.

However, the Pindiga emirate council in a press release stated that the two Mosques are in good shape, do not need reconstruction asking the senator to bring another development projects to the area rather than Mosques’ renovation.

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