The 6 months trial of 5 suspected killers of a 74 years old Madam Bridget Agbahime over blasphemy was dramatically brought to end Thursday, as Kano magistrates set free all the accused.
Bridget Agbahime, 74 years was strangulated to death by mob at Kofar Wambai market over alleged blasphemy last June. At a session of the court,Thursday, the Chief magistrate,Mr. Jibrin Muhammad discharged the five suspects and terminated the case in line with the directive of the attorney-general of Kano state. The freed suspects, Dauda Ahmed, Abdulmumeen Mustafa, Zubairu Abubakar, Abdullahi Abubakar and Musa Abdullahi were challenged with a four-count charge of allegedly inciting disturbance, culpable homicide, joint act and mischief. In his submission earlier, state counsel, Mr Rabiu Yusuf who representing the attorney-general of Kano state, told the court that they have no case against the suspects.
Bridget Agbahime, 74 years was strangulated to death by mob at Kofar Wambai market over alleged blasphemy last June. “We received the case diary from the police on June 8 and 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.” However, counsel to the suspects, Mr Abdulsalam Gambo expressed happiness and commended the attorney-general of the state for the judgment.