By Abdulsalam Muhammad
Amidst tight security, the police in Kano yesterday arraigned five suspects who allegedly killed a 74-year-old Christian woman trader in Kano, Mrs Briget Agbaheme.
The suspects are Dauda Ahmad , Abdullahi Mustapha, Zubairu Abubakar, Abdullahi Abubakar, and Musa Abdullahi.
Other suspects who are at large include Salawiyu SNU, (Surname Unknown) Ibrahim SNU, Dini SNU, Isyaku Mada, Malam Sani, Malam Sani, Inusa sufi, Malam Umar.
The arraignment at Magistrate court 20 Friday attracted heavily armed police, lawyers and Journalists.
The charge against the accused persons reads “ that you Dauda Ahmad “M” of Goron Dutse quarters, Kano on 2nd day of June, 2016 at about 1630hrs, at Kofar Wambai market Kano while having misunderstanding with Mrs Briget Mike Agbaheme, held her hand and slapped her on the face and with intent to cause breach of public peace and causing death, falsely raised alarm wherein you shouted “ALLAHU AKBAR” and falsely accused one Mrs Briget Mike Agbaheme “F” of blaspheming the Prophet Muhammad (SAW). “That your false alarm caused the following people (1)Abdullahi Mustapha “M”, (2) Zubairu Abubakar “ M”, (3) Abdullahi Abubakar. “M”, (4) Musa Abdullahi to join others( 1) Salawiyu SNU, (2) Ibrahim SNU, ( 3) Dini SNU, (4) Isyaku Mada, (5) Malam Sani, ( 5) Malam Sani (6) Inusa sufi, ( 7) Malam Umar now at large. The suspects were also accused of using “dangerous weapons to hit her head which caused serious injuries that subsequently led to her death.”
All the five accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges against them. But the police prosecutor, Usman Jibril pleaded with the court to adjourn the case to enable them complete investigation. Subsequently, the presiding Magistrate, Muhammad Jibrin adjourned the case to June 28, as he further directed that the suspects should be remanded in prison.