Barrister Uyi Igunma, counsel to Alh. Umar Abdullahi Tsauri popularly known as Tata, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Katsina State has claimed that his client’s arrest and arraignment was because he was seen distributing grains to Muslim faithful in Dutsi Local Government area of the state.
Igunma’s claim, however, contradicted that of the Police Public Relation Officer, PPRO Gambo Isah.
Isah claimed that the police invited Tata following a petition written to the command by members of the Dutsi community accusing him of causing public disturbance in the area.
Tata was arraigned before Chief Magistrate court I on two-count charges bordering on persistent nuisance.
The judge granted him bail in the sum of in the sum of Five Hundred thousand Naira (500,000) with two sureties.