Ibrahim Shekarau, former Kano state governor, has shelved his planned suit against the Nigeria police, which had claimed they recovered documents purportedly linking him to the murder of Jaafar Adam, an Islamic cleric.
In April, the police raided the Abuja residence of Danjuma Goje, a senator from Gombe state, claiming that they recovered some monies and some incriminating items, including documents linking Shekarau to murder in the raid.
The former Kano governor then threatened to take legal action against the police over the claim.
But he has now buried the plan owing to the decision of the police to investigate the allegation.
“Sequel to my last letter number IS/SK/SA/Adm/I/137 of May 3, 2017, I am compel by the fact that you the police have taken the issue with all seriousness and commence investigations into the allegations linking me with the murder documents and decided to write this letter withdrawing my moves to take legal actions against you,” he wrote in letter made available to journalists.
“You will recall that, following the April 27 police disclosure of a document that linked me to the assassination of Sheikh Ja’afar purported to have been found at Senator Goje’s residence in Abuja, I requested you to commence immediate thorough investigation on the content of the document, with a view to speedily exonerating me of any complicity.
“To this end, based on authentic reports I have received within the last two weeks, I am pleased to write, not only to acknowledge the commencement of police investigation on the matter, but to appreciate the urgency you have attached to the issue.
“For this reason therefore, while I consider it appropriate to put on hold my intent to take legal action, to allow you more time to pursue the inquiry, I urge you not to rest on your oars until the investigation has been brought to a conclusive finis, and the reports made public.”