A suspected political thug, Hamidu Mukhtari popularly known as Dogo, has molested a journalist inside the Adamawa State government House in Yola, according to Daily Trust.
According to the report, the journalist identified as Ibrahim Mista Ali, was attacked after criticising the state governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.
Ali was on official duty to cover a press briefing by the Secretary to the Government, Awwal Tukur, when he was attacked by Dogo.
The platform further stated that he had on two previous occasions threatened to deal with him for publishing unfavourable materials.
The journalist stated, “He slapped me, punched me twice and then dragged me by the neck in the presence of security personnel who then intervened and pleaded with him to release me. He had threatened to deal with me for covering the opposition.”
Dogo is believed to have led several attacks against perceived enemies of the governor.
He has a pending case with the NDLEA and has been on administrative bail since 2021 after he was apprehended with a large amount of cannabis in his house.
Confirming the arrest to journalists, the then NDLEA state commander, Muhammed Bello, said Dogo was found with 166 kg of cannabis sativa and would be charged in court.
He said, “We have one Dogo whom we arrested on Sunday 16, 2021 with 166 kg of cannabis sativa.
“We have released him on bail because the courts are not sitting now and the man has met all the bail conditions.”
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