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  • Updated: May 16, 2022

Deborah Samuel: Police Arraigns Suspects In Court

Deborah Samuel: Police Arraigns Suspects In Court

The Police in Sokoto has arraigned two suspects in court in connection with the killing of Deborah Samuel over alleged blasphemous utterances, all of whom students of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto.

According to Channels, the names of the suspects are Bilyaminu Aliyu and Aminu Hukunci and they were arraigned before a Chief Magistrate Court in Sokoto on Monday.

In the First Information Report, Prosecuting Police Officer, Insp. Khalil Musa told the court that the suspects were accused of participating in a disturbance act that led to the death of Samuel on May 12, adding that investigation into the matter us still ongoing.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the crime, and the lead Defense Counsel, Professor Mansur Ibrahim, applied for bail on their behalf.

Ibrahim urged the court to grant the accused persons bail on liberal terms, citing constitutional provisions and sections of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law.

The Trial Judge (name and court location withheld for security reasons) reserved the ruling on the bail application and ordered the accused to be remanded in correctional custody.

At the time of the arraignment, cameras were barred from the court premises.

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