Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, has said Mohammed Abubakar, Bauchi State Governor, is plotting to implicate him in a criminal conspiracy.
Dogara said this in a letter, dated March 21, to Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police, and Yusuf Bichi, Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS).
He said Abubakar was planning to give some criminal elements motorbikes and cars branded in his name.
“I write to inform the Inspector General of Police that I am in receipt of credible intelligence about an ongoing plot by Bauchi State government to implicate me in a criminal conspiracy,” Dogara said.
“The Bauchi State government has procured hundreds of motorbikes and cars which are being branded in the Government House Bauchi with my pictures and logo of my party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and my name inscribed.
“The plan is that the Bauchi State government will engage some criminal elements and give them the branded motorbikes and cars which they will use to commit crime and thereafter abandon them at the scene so as to implicate me.
“I am, by this letter, putting the Police and other security agencies on notice so as to be on the watch out for these criminal elements intended to be deployed by Bauchi State Government.”
Dogara and Abubakar fell out shortly after the 2015 elections but their animosity worsened in the buildup to the supplementary election.