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.