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5 Remanded for Alleged Killing of 22-year-old in Kano

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The Kano State  Magistrate Court on Thursday,
ordered the remand of five defendants, accused of fatally stabbing one Shafi’u Gambo Isah with a sharp object, resulting in his death and took away his handset.

Reading over, the First Information Report, (FIR), the Prosecution counsel, Barrister Amal Bashir Albasu said that on 22nd April, 2024, at about 2100hrs one Gambo Isa, (Gamboli) a biological father of the deceased and resident of Gayawa area in Ungogo LGA,  reported at Zango Police Division, Rimin Kebe in Ungogo LGA , that one Muaz Ilyas, conspired with Halifa Suleiman, Ayuba Hamisu and others at large attacked Shafiu Gambo with sharp object and inflicting severe injuries in different parts of his body.

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After killing him, they took away his handset valued N40,000 and  later took his  corpse and abandoned it  in  a deserted area.

Barrister Amal Albasu earlier informed the court that the case was for the defendants to understand the content of the charge against them, as well as the court to take cognizant to the case, pursuant to the provision of section 229(7) of ACJL 2019 of Kano State.

They were asked individually if they understand the content of the charge against them, which they answered in affirmatively.

Consequently! defense counsel Barrister Bashir Ibrahim Umar applied for the court to admit the defendants on bail, explaining that they have reasonable sureties to stand for them if granted, relying on section 168 of ACJL 2019 and section 36(6) of constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended.

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In her response, prosecuting counsel, Amal Albasu opposed the application, arguing that the offence allegedly committed by the defendants were capital in nature which the court lacks jurisdiction to entertain.

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She urged the court to refused the prayer for lack of jurisdiction.

She told the court that her response was pursuant to the provision of section section 35 of the constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria and Section 171 of the ACJL, 2019.

In her ruling, the presiding Magistrate Abdulkadir refused to admit the defendants on bail for lack of jurisdiction.

The prosecution there after,  applied for an adjournment pending the legal advise from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution DPP, Kano State Ministry of Justice.

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The court however, ordered the prosecution to provide with the defendant First Information Report and other prosecution facility upon a prayer by the defense counsel and adjourned the case to 10th May, 2024 for further mention.

After the court proceedings, addressing journalists, the father of the deceased, Gambo Isa (Gamboli), urged the court to deliver justice.

In a somber mood, he cried for help and expressed confidence that the court would do justice.

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