Alleged impersonation: Detained Kaduna LP factional chairman granted bail



By Idibia Gabriel, Kaduna

Factional chairman of Labour Party (LP) in Kaduna state, Pastor Peter Hassan, who was detained by the police for alleged impersonation has been granted bail.

Pastor Hassan was also accused of collecting N2 million from the Southern Kaduna Senatorial candidate of the LP Engr. Michael A. Auta in his capacity as the state party chairman of LP.

The accusation was levelled against Mr Hassan at the party office opposite Queen Amina Collage on Monday during a meeting involving executive and some candidates of the party.

Mr. Hassan was there in reported to the police and detained at the Aerial Police division in Kakuri on Monday on charges bothering on alleged impersonation as LP state chairman and for collecting N2 million from the Engr. Auta.

Our correspondent reported that while Engr. Auta accused Pastor Hassan of alleged dupped of N2 million, LP state party exco testified against Peter Hassan of impersonating as state chairman.

Mr Hassan was recently declared suspended over alleged gross misconduct by the party exco in an elaborate statement signed the state secretary Mr. John Dominic Buayin and the deputy state chairman Group capt Peter Haruna. Rtd.

Although the spokesman of Kaduna state police command DSP Mohammed Jalige could not respond when contacted, LP exco member who pleaded anonymity said the accused person also pleaded not guilty of the allegations leveled against him.

The police, according to the state party exco, has therefore arraigned the parties in court for mentioning on a date yet to be confirmed.

According to the representative of LP, the accused was detained immediately after testified against him in the police station.

Pastor Peter was reportedly brought into the LP some years back by the then deputy chairman of the party, Group Capt Peter Haruna (rtd), as secretary.

Mr. Hassan later hijacked the structurewhen the then chairman was elevated to national secretary of the party, and single handedly conducted election and imposed himself as chairman without INEC, Police and media supervision and presence, LP said.

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