Finally, Police Arraign Suspects in Court for Killing of Deborah over alleged blasphemy
Police have arraigned two suspects, Bilyaminu Aliyu and Aminu Hukunci over the lynching of Deborah Samuel, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto.
A mob lynched Deborah over alleged blasphemy.
The suspects, co-students of the deceased, were docked at a Sokoto Chief Magistrate’s Court for their alleged participation in the crime.
They pleaded not guilty to the crime.
Prosecuting Insp Khalil Musa told the court that investigation was in progress as Deborah’s corpse was still in a morgue at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto.
Leading a team of 34 lawyers, the defence counsel, Prof. Mansur Ibrahim, applied for their bail on liberal terms citing constitutional provisions and sections of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law.
The trial judge (name withheld for security reasons) reserved ruling on the bail application and ordered the accused to be remanded at a correctional centre.
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