Group Sues Governor, Emir Over Mosque

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Members of Tumu community of Akko local government area of Gombe State have filed a lawsuit against Gombe State governor, Inuwa Yahaya and the Emir of Pindiga, Ahmed 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.
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 the stoppage of the reconstruction of the mosque.
Residents of the community aggrieved by the denial of the mosque’s reconstruction project include Mohammed Yero, Bello Tumu and Danjuma Mukhtari who filed the suit on behalf of the community, requesting the court to restrain the defendants from depriving the community of the development initiative.
An aide to Senator Goje, Mohammed Manga recently made the allegation while addressing the residents of the community.
Manga claimed that the Emir has told him plainly that if he allows the project to be done by him, Governor Inuwa would dethrone him.
However, in a press release, the Pindiga Emirate Council stated that the two mosques are in good shape, do not need reconstruction, asking the senator to initiate another development project to the area rather than renovating the mosques.


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