All the vehicles seized by the Zamfara State Police Command from the former governor of the state, Bello Matawalle were returned to him on Saturday.
ASP Yazid Abubakar, the command’s Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the development on Saturday via a telephone conversation, saying that the vehicles were returned in compliance with the order of the Federal High Court sitting in Gusau.
The court, presided over by Justice Aminu Bappah-Aliyu, had ordered all security agencies that removed the vehicles from Matawalle’s houses in Gusau and Maradun to return them within 48 hours.
On the order of the state government, the security operatives removed the vehicles from the two houses of the former governor.
According to Abubakar, “Yes, the police command has complied with the court order as regards to returning of all vehicles belonging to the former governor, Bello Matawalle.”
He assured that all the vehicles have been returned to the premises of Federal High Court, Gusau.
The spokesperson to Gov. Dauda Lawal of Zamfara, Suleiman Idris, had earlier said more than 40 vehicles were recovered from the two houses of the former governor.
The security agencies, he confirmed, took the action on the directive of the state government.