Blasphemy: Kano court frees ‘killers’ of 74-year-old woman

Ebun Francis with agency report

The five suspects who allegedly killed Bridget Agbahime, a 74 year Kano based trader who was gruesomely murdered in Kofar Wambai market, over allegation of blasphemy on the 2nd of June this year were Thursday freed by a Kano magistrate court. The suspects, Dauda Ahmed, Abdulmumeen Mustafa, Zubairu Abubakar, Abdullahi Abubakar and Musa Abdullahi were charged with a four-count charge of allegedly inciting disturbance, culpable homicide, joint act and mischief.

The  chief magistrate of the court, Muhammad Jibril discharged the five suspects and terminated the case based on the directive of the attorney-general of Kano state.

The state’s principal state counsel, Rabiu Yusuf representing the attorney-general of Kano state, had earlie told the court that “we received the case diary from the police on June 8.”

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“Having gone through the case diary, the attorney- general of Kano state evaluated the facts in accordance with sections 130 and 150 of the criminal procedure code.”

“The legal advice presented to the court, dated June 24, states that there is no case to answer as the suspects are all innocent and orders the court to discharge all the suspects.”

Counsel to the suspects, Abdusalam Gambo, commended the attorney-general for handling the case professionally while the suspects and their families expressed gratitude to “Allah for the judgement and for their freedom”.