5 Suspects Arraigned Over The Killing Of Woman In Kano State Over Alleged Blasphemy. Photo
Posted On 16/08/2016
The Kano police command has arraigned 5 suspects over the killing of 74-year-old Bridget Patience Agbahime in the state last week for alleged blasphemy. Dauda Ahmad, Abdullahi Mustapha, Zubairu Abubakar, Abdullahi Abubakar and Musa Abdullahi were arraigned this morning before a Chief Magistrate Court in Kano over last week’s killing of Bridget Agbahime on allegation of blaspheming the Prophet Mohammed ( PBUH ). .
They’re arraigned on a four-count charge of incitement, culpable homicide and mischief, based on sections 144, 80, 51 and 327 of the penal code. Dauda Ahmad, who is the prime suspect, was accused of leading others to attack and hack Mrs. Agbahime to death. . If found guilty, he could face the death penalty.
At the court, the prosecutor, Dauda Jibrin, said on June 2, at about 4PM, Ahmad, the prime suspect, went and held the hands of Mrs. Agbahime and slapped her severally on the face before shouting Allahu Akbar with the intent to caused religious upheaval.