News have emerged that the Department of State Security DSS has arrested General Idris Bello Dambazau, Chairman, Kano state Consumer Protection Council, for alleged economic sabotage.
THE WHISTLER could not independently confirm his arrest, but several sources told agencies that the retired General was arrested for unilaterally closing down 7 filling stations in total violations of due process.
The source explained that General Idris Dambazau’s action was outside the mandate of his Agency, adding that concerted effort to make him see reasons fell on deaf ears.
According to the source, “General Dambazau’s action was illegal and a distant pole from the powers conferred on Consumer Protection Council.”
Quoting the secret police, the report said, “Gen. Dambazau’s action was an attempt to create scarcity in Kano where there was none , and we view this singular act as economics sabotage.
According to the DSS, Dambazau’s action contravene “section 48 of the Nigeria Constitution, which clearly abhors any Government Ministry, Department or Agency exercising power or function or taking any action which may have direct impact on Mainstream or Downstream Petroleum Operations shall consult with authority.”
The source said Gen. Dambazau failed to comply with the provision of the constitution.
The report quoted the DSS as saying that “even after consulting with the relevant authority, the authority shall review the recommendations of the Government Ministry, Department or Agency and communicate decisions accordingly”.