Blasphemy: Police Arraign 5 Suspected Killers of Agbaheme


By Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano

Police in Kano State have arraigned the prime suspect and four others believed to have killed a Christian woman trader in Kano,  Mrs. Bridget Agbaheme.

The arraignment at Magistrate court 20 Friday morning was done amidst tight security.

According to the police first information report (FIR), out to all the accused persons “ 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,  falsely raised alarm wherein you shouted “ALLAHU AKBAR” and falsely accused one Mrs. Briget Mike Agbaheme “F” of blaspheming the Prophet Muhammad (SAW).”

The Police information report added that “ your false alarm caused the following people (1)Abdullahi Mustapha “M”, (2) Zubairu Abubakar “ M”,  (3) Abdullahi Abubakar. “M”,  (4) Musa Abdullahi to join 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”.

The suspects were also accused of using dangerous weapons to hit her head which caused serious injuries that subsequently led to her death.

All the five suspects pleaded not guilty to charges against them.

The prosecutor, Usman Jibril prayed the court to adjourn the case for the completion of investigation by the police.

Adjourning the case to June 28, the Magistrate, Mohammed Jibril ordered the suspects to be remanded in prison.