By Mustapha Usman
A former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso on Thursday reacted to the police raid in his brother’s house, saying nothing incriminating was found in the house.
In an interview with BBC Hausa, Mr Kwankwaso said the operatives only found rabbits eating spinach after breaking into a locked garage.
Mr Kwankwaso, a serving senator, said he worked hard for the success of the ruling APC, but the party was humiliating him and his family.
“We woke up with a distressing situation that some people raided the house of my brother in Kano for hours on the allegation that money and weapons were hidden in the house.
“They bundled the security man, threatening him to show them the vehicles and other valuables that were hidden in a garage within the house.
“The security guard told them only rabbits were kept there but they forced their way in, and only the rabbits were seen feasting on spinach.
“Not satisfied, the police ransacked everywhere, including the vehicles in the compound but could not trace anything incriminating. This is very sad and a serious setback for our democracy.
“We’re very disappointed that impunity is now the order of the day in a country we invested a lot to bring change. This is not the change we bargained for because we’re now in a helpless situation.
“If it were the previous government that’s doing this, we would not complain. Alas! this is being orchestrated by a government we worked to entrench.
“I’m one person that never allowed my immediate or extended family to be part of government while I was a governor; my brother is a retired teacher but look at what they did to him,” Mr Kwankwaso said.
Asked if he regretted joining the APC, he said, “I would say my mind at the appropriate time but government must be mindful of its actions.”