The former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara has been stripped of his traditional title, Jakadan Bauchi.
The title was said to have been revoked by the Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Sulaimanu Adamu over crisis rocking Tafawa Balewa town.
It was learnt that the suspension follows the attack on Emirs of Bauchi and Dass on 31st December 2021 while on their way to Bogoro to grace the 21st Baba Gonto memorial lecture and book launching.
The Emir while addressing newsmen on Monday through Galadiman Bauchi, Surveyor Sa’idu Ibrahim Jahun at his Palace in Bauchi affirmed that the suspension is with immediate effect pending the determination of a case on the matter which indicted Dogara.
The Emir explained that, it is regrettable that Yakubu Dogara, being from Bogoro and a traditional title holder of the Bauchi Emirate Council was suspected to be one of those behind the attack on the Emirs of Bauchi and Dass.
“At the recent Council meeting, we reviewed the case again and expressed our dismay that one of the sons of the area, a stakeholder and our traditional title holder was mentioned as one those misleading the people to perpetrate the incident.
“More surprisingly, he did not sympathize nor show any sign of remorse towards what happened to their Royal Highnesses, the Emirs of Bauchi and Dass.
“The Emirate Council has therefore decided to suspend his title of Jakadan Bauchi until the determination of the case by the court,” he added.