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Threat to life: Drama in court as complainant stands surety for defendant

Court remands carpenter for allegedly robbing a Magistrate
Written by Maritime First

…Police arraign 3 men for being in possession of human skull***

A mild drama ensued in court as a former district head of Narayi, Kaduna, Ibrahim Hamza, who allegedly accused a teacher, Muhammad Khalid, of threatening his life, stood as surety for him in a Sharia Court.

NAN reports that Hamza, 65, who lives at Hayin Malam Bello, Kaduna, dragged Khalid to court, alleging that he threatened to kill him and also defamed him.

Hamza, told the court that the defendant also dragged his son, who is a minor  to a vigilance group , where he was beaten for stealing a cell phone.

The Judge, Murtala Nasir, admitted the defendant, after Hamza, begged for his bail.

The Judge adjourned the case until Aug. 26 and ordered the defendant to produce members of the  the vigilante group for further hearing.

The defendant, who is  an Islamic teacher, however denied the allegations.

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In the meantime, the police in Ogun on Monday arraigned three men in an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun, for allegedly being in possession of a human skull.

The police charged Sunday Mathew,52; Olaniyi  Samuel,62; and Uchenna Olewunne, 48,whose addreses were not provided,  with two counts of conspiracy and unlawful possession of human skull.

The Prosecution Counsel, Sgt.Abdulkareem Mustapha, told the court that the defendants and others  at large, committed the offence on May 27 at about 11.30 p.m. at Oke-Ola Arayomi Area,Iju,Ota,Ogun.

He said that the defendants were unable to explained how they got the human skull when they were caught.

The offence, he said, contravened the provision of sections 329(1)(2) and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Federation, 2004.

After the charges were read to them, they pleaded not guilty.

In his ruling, Chief Magistrate Mathew Akinyemi, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N400,00 each with two sureties in like sum each.

Akinyemi ordered that the sureties must reside within the court’ s jurisdiction and must be gainfully employed.

He adjourned the case until Nov.13 for further hearing.




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