March 3, 2024

Deborah: Suspected Killers Were Charged To Court For ‘Inciting, Disturbance,’ Got Acquitted – Nigerian Police Admit

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The Nigeria Police Force, Sokoto State command, has admitted that the suspects arrested in the burning to death of a Christian female student, Deborah Samuel, for blasphemy were charged to court for “inciting and disturbance.”, pub-3120625432113532, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

The command told newsmen on Wednesday that it was not the fault of the police if the court exonerated the suspects saying the police had “done its own part.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Rufai Ahmad, stated these in an interview on the case of Deborah Samuel and Usman Buda, a butcher who was recently killed at the Sokoto Modern Abattoir in Mahuta Market.

On May 12, 2023, Emmanuel, a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, was attacked by a mob and set ablaze over comments purportedly considered to be an insult to Prophet Mohammed.

Few days after, a Magistrate Court sitting in Sokoto State remanded the two suspects, Bilyaminu Aliyu and Aminu Hukunci arrested in connection with her murder.

Speaking on the incident, the police spokesperson said, “On Deborah’s issue, police have done their own part by arraigning people in court. Those people that were arrested, like you said they were charged on inciting disturbance which is a bailable offence. When we charged them to court, we have done our own part. Court decided to vindicate them or release them that is none of our business.

“That question should be directed to court. We have done our own part.”

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