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Presidency, police commissioner shielding Rahama Sadau from arrest, petitioner alleges

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Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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A concerned citizen, Lawal Gusau, who petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, against the embattled Rahama Sadau, has alleged that some big shots at the Presidential Villa and a Commissioner of Police are shielding the Kannywood actress from arrest.

Recall that Miss Sadau had posted some racy pictures on her social media pages, sparking blasphemous comments.

The actress later deleted the pictures and apologised to the general public.

However, a concerned citizen, Mr Gusau, petitioned the IGP, demanding the arrest and prosecution of the actress “in the interest of peace and serenity of the country”,

Speaking with The Punch on Tuesday in Kaduna, Mr Gusau lamented that Miss Sadau’s arrest was prevented by an unidentified Commissioner of Police, despite the IGP’s order.

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According to him, when the Kaduna CP sent his men to Abuja to pick her up, she went into hiding and quickly obtained a UAE visa with members of her family in order to flee the country

Mr Gusau said, “I am not happy with the way the police are handling the matter. Rahama Sadau was trying to escape and had obtained UAE visas for herself and her family but the police were able to track her phone and arrest her brother who led the policemen to her.

“The policemen from Kaduna State were about to arrest her and take her to the SCID when a phone call from one CP came in and the policemen were asked to leave her alone and that she would report to Kaduna by herself.

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“What gave that CP the power to overrule the IG? Now, Rahama has refused to turn herself in. She is being protected by that CP and some people from the Presidential Villa. This is most unfortunate.”

Meanwhile, Miss Sadau, while reacting to her purported arrest and prosecution on Tuesday, said she did not receive any police invitation, nor a court summons.

Writing on her Twitter handle, the actress said: “I have received many messages that I have been arrested and sentenced to jail earlier today.

“I have no idea where the news emanated from. I’m therefore calling on people to stop spreading FAKE and unfounded stories.

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“I haven’t received any police invitation or court trial. I’m reiterating this to well-wishers that I’m SAFE and FINE and I have never received any legal trial for whatever reason.

“To those trying to bank on this issue to create an unrest, Please give it a rest..!!!

“It’s indeed a hard time for me. This is not the right time for FAKE NEWS. Much love to those who reached out, I’m grateful.”

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