A Magistrates’ court sitting in Kano on Thursday discharged an acquitted all five suspects who allegedly killed Bridget Agbahime, a trader based in Kano.
The suspects, Dauda Ahmed, Abdulmumeen Mustafa, Zubairu Abubakar, Abdullahi Abubakar and Musa Abdullahi were charged on a four-count charge of allegedly inciting disturbance, culpable homicide, joint act and mischief.
Agbahime, 74, an Imo indigene, was murdered on June 2 in Kofar Wambai Market in Kano over alleged blasphemy.
The case was dismissed by Muhammad Jibril, chief magistrate in line with the directive of the attorney-general of Kano state.
Earlier, Rabiu Yusuf, principal state counsel, representing the attorney-general of Kano state, told the court that “we received the case diary from the police on June 8.”
“Having gone through the case diary, the attorney- general of Kano state evaluated the facts in accordance with sections 130 and 150 of the criminal procedure code.
“The legal advice presented to the court, dated June 24, states that there is no case to answer as the suspects are all innocent and orders the court to discharge all the suspects.”
Counsel to the suspects Abdulsalam Gambo commended the attorney-general for the judgment in the case.
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.