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Irregularities trail auctioning of govt vehicles in Jigawa

By Tina Akannam

Dutse – Mixed reactions now trail the recent auctioning of government vehicles in Jigawa State following allegations of fraud perpetuated during the auctioning.

Vanguard gathered that the state government had sold some of its unserviceable vehicles at a public auction last month, during which there were allegations that due process was not followed on the sale of the vehicles.

The state Chairman of the Auctioneers, Alhaji Nuhu Ismail, has accused the state Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Isa Duniya Ba Hutu, who is also the Special Adviser to the Governor on Religious Matters of selling one of the trucks to himself without his consent.

The PDP Chairman who was allegedly said to have been allocated one of the trucks belonging to one of the parastatals under the Ministry of Agriculture, the Jigawa State Agricultural Supply Company (JASCO) during the auction has reported the matter to the police, accusing the chairman of the Auctioneers of selling his truck with out his consent, an allegation which the auctioneer denied.

Police spokesman, ASP Abdul Jinjiri, who spoke to newsmen on the matter, said they  invited the auctioneer for questioning but had been released, adding that the case is a civil matter and  the parties involved are making efforts to settle it with out litigation.

Said he:  “Yes, the matter was brought before the police, but the matter is a civil case and already, the parties have been making effort to reconcile, and based on the current development, the case is no longer with the police.”


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