Sen. Suleiman Hunkuyi representing Kaduna North senatorial district was invited by the Police.
In a lettered dated 3rd August, 2018 asked Sen. Hunkuyi to present himself to Ibrahim Agu, a deputy superintendent of police for an interview over a case of a transaction they were investigating.
The letter delivered to the Senator with reference number AR:300/IGP.SEC/MU/STS/FHQ/ABJ.T.A/VOL.9, the senator was summoned to appear at the force headquarters, Abuja, on Wednesday, August 8, 2018
The Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sanusi Mohammed signed the letter on behalf of the Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGP Tactical Squad, Force Headquarters).
The letter reads, “This office is investigating a case of criminal conspiracy, forgery, cheating, obtaining money by false pretence, conspiracy to convert and criminal conversion.”
Swansylink gathered from PUNCH that the invitation was a result of a petition to the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, over a N369m transaction involving a parcel of land along Independent Way, Kaduna “covered by Kaduna State Certificate of Occupancy number 16066.”
The transaction involved the construction of a shopping complex on a part of the parcel of land located on Independence Way, Kaduna, otherwise known as Nigeria Labour House, according to the petition.
The petition also claimed that the representatives of the Kaduna State Chapter of the NLC had visited the plot requesting on whose mandate it was undertaking the construction.
“Soon after, officials of KASUPDA (Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Agency) visited the site to demand building approvals for both the Shopping Complex and Filling Station,” the petition further stated.
The Chairman of the Kaduna chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Adamu Ango, was also invited over a similar issue. In the letter to Ango, also dated August 3, 2018, the NLC chairman was requested to present himself before Agu.
Sen. Suleiman Hunkuyi couldn’t be reached as his digits were not connecting to get his respond to whether he has received or honoured the police invitation. Text messages sent to his line weren’t delivered as of the time filling this report.
The chairman of the Kaduna chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Adamu Ango, acknowledged the receipt of an invitation by the police headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday. However, he is yet to honour the invitation of the police because he was given the grace to report on Monday, August 13, 2018.
In a statement by the NLC chairman, Ango, he said why would a purely civil matter be labelled criminal, noting that it was not an issue that affected him personally but the NLC as an organisation. He said he had assembled lawyers to take up the matter.
“Our lawyers are in charge. Even if we are going on August 13, we are going with our lawyers.
“It’s political and we (NLC) don’t want to be associated with that. When we entered into an agreement with the Sahel Engineering and Technical Services, for the construction of our secretariat, it was then we discovered that Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi had a link with the company. The NLC should be left out of politics,” he said.
Hunkuyi was one of the 13 All Progressives Congress senators, who recently defected to the Peoples Democratic Party a few weeks ago. The senator and other defectors were received on Monday by the Kaduna State chapter of the opposition party.