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Kano killing: Five suspects arraigned in court

The Nigerian Justice System
The Nigerian Justice System
The principal suspect in the murder of Mrs. Bridget Agbahime at the Kofar Wambai market on June 2, 2016, Ahmed Dauda, alongside four other accomplices were on Friday arraigned at a Kano Magistrate Court.
Those arraigned along with Dauda are Abdullahi Mustapha; Zubairu Abubakar; Abdullahi Abubakar and Musa Abdulllahi.
All of them pleaded not guilty when the four-count charge was read before them.
Four other accused persons were not present in court, as they were still at large, according to the prosecution witness.
All the accused persons were charged with culpable homicide; inciting public disturbance, mischief and raising false alarm.
After taking their not-guilty plea, Chief Magistrate Mohammed Jibrin, adjourned hearing to June 28,2016, while the accused persons were remanded in prison custody, pending the hearing date.
Reading the charges against them, the court clerk said, among others that “you, Ahmed Dauda on Thursday, June 2, 2016, burst into the shop of the late Mrs. Bridget Agbahime, alongside other accomplices, brutalised and held her hands and shouted: ”Allahu Akbar (God is great), accusing her of blaspheming Prophet Mohammed”.
Also, the court was told that the shout of Allahu Akbar attracted his other accomplices, all of whom accosted the late Agbahime in her shop, brutalising her in the process, which led to her subsequent death.
At the mention of the case on Friday, only the first and third accused persons had counsels, namely; Nazifi Yusuf and A.A Sadiq respectively.
However, after documenting all the charges against the five accused persons, who were present in court, the Chief Magistrate adjourned the trial to June 28, 2016, while the five accused persons were remanded in prison custody.

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