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Adamawa Police Dismiss Officers Found Guilty of Killing Women Accused of Witchcraft

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Adamawa State Police Command has dismissed Inspector Suleiman and Police Constable Mahmood Muhammad after they were found guilty for killing two women accused of practising witchcraft.

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In a statement by SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje Command’s Spokesperson said On the 30th Aug, 2023 Adamawa State Police Command tried the duo, who were formally attached to Dumne Divisional Police Headquarters, in an Orderly room trial.

He further said the Men were tried on three Count Charges, Discreditable Conduct to wit Defamation of Character, Culpable Homicide and Unlawful exercise of Authority Contrary to paragraph ‘E'(I)(iii) and ‘Q'(I) (iii) of First Schedule of Police Act and Regulations, Section 370, 2020 as Amended.

SP Nguroje stated that the Command found them Guilty as Charged and recommended the punishment of Dismissal for both defaulters, noting that they are to be charged to court along side other co-suspects.

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He revealed that the constable has been de-kit while the Inspector will be de-kit at after fulfilling Some Administrative procedures.

The Commissioner of Police CP Afolabi Babatola warned officers and Men of the Command to be punctual and shun all Offences against Discipline.

Justice Watch News recalls that on June 12th, 2023 Police apprehended 10 persons, including Police officers and vigilantes over the killing of two women accused of witchcraft.



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