Release of Suspected Killers of Agbahime a Miscarriage of Justice — Northern CAN

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By John Shiklam
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the 19 Northern States
and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has condemned the release and
discharge of the alleged  killers of late Mrs. Bridget Agbahime by the
Kano State government, describing it as ‘callous, reckless, a
miscarriage of justice and an invitation to violence”.
The late Agbahime, 74,  was gruesomely murdered  in  Kofar Wambai
Market in Kano over allegations of blasphemy on June 2, 2016.
Five suspects; Dauda Ahmed, Abdulmumeen Mustafa, Abdullahi Abubakar,
Zubairu Abubakar and Musa Abdullahi, were arrested and charged  to a
chief magistrate’s court in Kano on a four-count charge of inciting
disturbance, culpable homicide, joint act and mischief.
However, last week, the chief magistrate, Muhammad Jibril, discharged
the five suspects and terminated the case following  a directive from
the Attorney-General  of Kano state that the suspects have no case to
answer.
Secretary General of Northern CAN, Mr. Danladi Yerima, said in a
statement on Tuesday in Kaduna, that the religious body received with
utter shock and dismay the discharge and subsequent release of the
suspects.
“We view this action of government as callous, reckless, a miscarriage
of justice and an invitation to violence.
“We are disturbed that this action will further serve as an evil
lubricant to the perpetual and unrepentant murderers of the wild
North,” the statement said.