15th November, 2010
Some youths suspected to be political thugs, in a broad daylight in Katsina onÂ Sunday, snatched N500,000 cash from the Chairman of CPC, Charanchi Local GovernmentÂ Area, Alhaji Ibrahim Charanchi.
Charanchi told newsmen in Katsina shortly after the incident that it happened afterÂ Sen. Lado Danmarke disbursed N17 million as Sallah gifts to officials of the partyÂ from the 34 Local Government Areas of the state.
He said even though the disbursement was carried out under tight security at Sen.Â Audu Yandomaâ€™s residence in Dandagoro, near Katsina, the exercise witnessed largeÂ turn out of political thugs.
According to him, trouble started when some thugs over powered the security agentsÂ deployed to the place and snatched the amount from him.
He said the money was the share of the party officials from Charanchi LocalÂ Government.
â€Shortly after I collected the money, some thugs from nowhere surrounded me andÂ snatched the money and fled away,â€ he said.
He addedÂ that Sen. Danmarke had to be whisked away by security agents, to preventÂ them (the thugs) from snatching the huge amount of money in his possession.
He, therefore, called on the police to take necessary measures, to curtail theÂ menace of thugs in the state, especially during political rallies and other events.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Sen. Danmarke who is also a CPCÂ gubernatorial aspirant in the state, had during the occasion, disbursed N500,000 toÂ officials of the CPC from each of the local government areas.