A magistrate’s court in Kano, has ordered five suspects involved in the killing of Bridget Agbahime, a trader at Kofar Wambai market in Kano, be remanded in prison.
The magistrate, Mohammed Jibril, gave the order after the suspects were arraigned by the police on Friday.
Agbhaime was murdered after involving in an argument over Prophet Mohammed. A mob descended over alleged blasphemy.
Some of the charges against the suspects read: “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 face and with intent to cause breach of public peace and causing death, false 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 joined 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.”
They all pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Usman Jibril, the prosecutor, pleaded the court to adjourn the case for the completion of investigation by the police.
The magistrate adjourned the case to June 28.