Saturday, 11 June 2016

Suspected killers of Bridget Agbahime arraigned before a Kano State magistrate court

Suspected killers of  Bridget Agbahime were on Friday, June 10, arraigned before a Kano State Magistrate court. 
A large number of youths gathered at the popular Kofar Wambai market on June 2, 2016, to take part in a protest that eventually led to the killing of Mrs Agbahime alleged blasphemy against the prophet of Islam. The 75-year-old who hails from Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State, was hacked to death by the angry mob, a killing which sparked international outrage.

The prime suspect Dauda Ahmad, and four others identified as Abdullahi Mustapha, Zubairu Abubakar, Abdullahi Abubakar and Musa Abdullahi were arraigned before Chief Magistrate Court on a four-count charge; incitement, culpable homicide and mischief, based on sections 144, 80, 51 and 327 of the penal code.

Dauda Ahmad was accused of leading others to attack and hack Mrs. Agbahime to death. According to the prosecutor, Dauda Jibrin, on June 2, at about 4PM, Mr. Ahma ent and held the hands of Mrs. Agbahime and slapped her severally on the face before shouting Allahu Akbar with the intent to caused religious upheaval.

He said as Mr. Ahmad shouted Allahu Akbar, Abdullahi Mustapha, Zubairu Abubakar joined him, while others at large, including Salawiyu, Ibrahim, Dini, Isiyaku Mada, Mallam Sani and Yunusa Sufi, also accompanied them to Mrs. Agbahime’s shop located on the first floor, where they beat her with sticks causing serious injuries that led to her death.

Two of the suspects pleaded not guilty to the four charges, while Abdullahi Mustapha and Zubairu Abubakar said they were not even at the scene of the incident.

The Chief Magistrate Muhammad Jibrin adjourned the case to June 28 for hearing to allow the Police conduct all necessary investigation into the matter.

Source: Premium Times

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