Court Remands 5 Person For Alleged Criminal Conspiracy, Attempt To Kill Judge

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By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria

A Magistrate Court 12 sitting at  Chediya GRA  Zaria  has  remanded  one  Alhaji  Bello of   Maraban Gwanda  and  four  others for  criminal  consipiracy, attempt  to  commit  homicide,  causing  hurt  and  obstruction of  public  servant  to  perform  his  duty and   mischief, contrary  to  section 59 ,  222 , 199, 228, 317  penal  code  of  Kaduna State  laws  2017 as  amended .

Presenting the  case  before  Magistrate  Mustapha   Dahiru  Isah,  the    prosecutor,  Inspector Abdullahi  Rilwanu who  represented  the  Commissioner   of  Police  applied  to  read the  charges  against  the  dependants  which  was  granted  by the  judge  and  he read  that  on the  31st  May 2020  at about  14.00 hrs   Lamido  Abubakar Esq  of  Magistrate  Court  Chediya  G.R.A  Zaria  reported  to  Area  Command  Office  of the  Nigerian Police that  Alhaji Bello  and   4 others  all  of  Maraban  Gwanda in Sabon  Gari  Local   Government Area  chased  the  Magistrate  Court  judge  along  with  his auxiliary  staff  sitting  in  a  Mobile   Court  at  Maraban  Gwanda  during the  COVID-19   lockdown  which  they conspired and  attacked  them  with  dangerous  weapons  which  as a  result of the  attack, the  Magistrate,   Lamido  Abubakar  sustained  injuries on his  finger and  leg  as  well as  damaged  some  parts of the   Hilux  vehicle attached  to them   for the  assignment.

Those arraigned alongside with Alhaji Bello are Ibrahim Adamu, Sadam A. Mohammed, Basiru Abdullahi and Habibu Bello while two others were at large.

In  his   ruling, Magistrate  Mustapha  Dahiru  Isah  said  they were  charged  under  which  his  court   lacks the  jurisdiction of  hearing  the   case  because  of  its  nature of  homicide attempt   which   if  found   guilty,  it  will attract  a life  sentence  or  death  penalty.

The  court  has  ordered  for  their  remand in the  prison  custody  pending the  advise  from the  Ministry  of  Justice  and  adjourned  the  case  to   19th September, 2020.  

 It would be recalled that on the 28th May 2020 during the lockdown period, the incident happened at Maraban Gwanda when the news of the death of a driver, one Muhammad of Tudun Jukun occured when members of the state Vigilante working with the Mobile Court arrested him before arriving where the Mobile Court was sitting.

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