Samuel Luka, Bauchi
The Gungzaar -select for Zaar ethnic group in Bauchi state, Retired Air Commodore Ishaku Komo has been granted unconditional bail by a High court 9 Bauchi on Thursday.
Delivering his judgement on the bail application filed by counsel to Gungzaar-select, Barrister Tsuwa, the High court Judge, Hon. Justice M.M Abubakar ordered that he should be released.
According to the court document, the court sitting was fixed for Thursday 1st June to enable Hon Attorney General of Bauch State and the Commissioner of Police, Bauchi State to show cause why the Respondent will continue to remain in custody having not been arraigned or a charge
It indicated that the Commissioner of Police, Bauchi State by their Counsel, Bala Yunusa Eq. who has been constant in Court and informed the Court that they have transmitted the case file to the office of the Attorney General of Bauchi State who is responsible for arraignment of the Respondent.
The court document further noted that Hon. Attorney General who has been served neither attended the Court nor assigned any Counsel in his chambers to attend Court and show cause as enshrined in Section 307 (4) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law (ACJL) 2022.
Addressing mammoth supporters and loyalists that besieged Tafawa Balewa town from Bogoro, Tafawa Balewa and beyond, the Monarch appealed for peaceful co-existence among residents of the two local governments and wherever they found themselves.
The monarch while condemning the communal clash in Sang community, charged his subordinates to always preach peace within their domains.
Retired Air Commodore Ishaku Komo who was accused of having a hand in the chieftaincy crisis that claimed one life and several houses burnt was away at his Kaduna residence in Kaduna state when the incident occurred.
The monarch was invited by the Bauchi state Commissioner of police and subsequently got arrested and detained.
According to Police, retired Air Commodore Ishaku Komo was invited to answer some questions regarding his role in the coronation ceremony which he had performed on a Hamlet head in Sang community of Bogoro local government area long before the crisis erupted.
The situation led to massive protests by women in the area who demanded for the release of the monarch who they claimed to be innocent.
The traditional leader who headed straight to the Church to thank God and the crowd that gathered across religious and tribal line in show of love and loyalty during the trying moment, pleaded with them not to point accusing fingers on anyone regarding what has happened.
While urging his people to continue to be peaceful and law-abiding, the Gung Zaar-Select, Ishaku Komo promised never to betray his people who selected him as leader.
According to him, the Zaar/Sayawa people who are known to be peace lovers would continue to support government in its policies and Programmes towards the development of Bauchi state.
Our Corresspondent reports that thousand of loyalists and supporters from across Bogoro and Tafawa Balewa LGA were gathered in Tafawa Balewa town to welcome their monarch after been in detention for one month.