Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Adamu on Monday suspended former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, as Jakadan Bauchi.
The suspension is with immediate effect.
The emir announced this while speaking to journalists at a press conference in his palace on Monday.
The suspension was sequel to the attacks on the convoys of the Emir of Bauchi and Emir of Dass, Alhaji Biliyaminu Othman, on December 31, 2021, by hoodlums on their way to Mwari for the 21st anniversary of a late leader and crusader, Peter Gonto.
Mr Gonto is the grandfather of Dogara’s wife, Gimbiya Yakubu Dogara.
The emir, represented by the Galadiman Bauchi, Sa’idu Jahun, said, “More surprisingly, he did not sympathise nor showed any sign of remorse towards what happened to their Royal Highnesses, the Emirs of Bauchi and Dass.
“The Emirate Council, therefore, decided to suspend his title of Jakadan Bauchi until the determination of the case by the court.”
The monarch convoys were on their way to a book launch/anniversary lecture and Foundation launch, of Gonto, when they were attacked and with some vehicles in their convoys damaged.
The windscreen of the Emir of Dass was among the vehicles partly destroyed, it was learned.
Dogara represents Dass/Tafawa Balewa/Bogoro Constituency in the House of Representatives.
The former speaker wrote a letter to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, informing him of security threats if the event is allowed to hold.
The Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, Umar Sanda, gave approval for the event, as he ordered the full deployment of police tactical teams to provide security to lives and properties before, during and after the memorial anniversary and book launch of Gonto.
However, not long after the memorial lecture and book launch began at the Government Secondary School, Mwari in Bogoro LGA, women and youths stormed the venue of the event and forcibly ended it.
The hoodlums set the venue on fire burning down chairs, canopies, musical equipment and many other properties.
Police have confirmed that the 10 houses were later burnt during the crisis.