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Kano blasphemy Killing: CAN accuses judge of bias

By News Express on 06/11/2016

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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in 19 Northern States and Abuja has expressed its reservation over the recent judgement of a court that set five suspects free in a case bordering on the murder of one Mrs Bridget Agbahime in Kano State.

She was killed for alleged blasphemy.

The association in a statement by its spokesperson in Kaduna on Saturday said the judgement had further brought the judiciary into serious attack.

It stressed that more needed to be done to ensure the judiciary discharge its duty credibly.

The group further asked the Attorney General of the Federation to, as a matter of urgency, call the Kano State Attorney General to order to ensure that justice was seen to be done in the case.

The statement notes that the court judgement, which discharged the suspect, will encourage people to take laws into their hands since “evil is seen to be unpunished and many other groups would be tempted to harm or kill innocent citizens under any false guise since they can buy their freedom from the courts.”

The statement also assured the family of the deceased that CAN would not relent in spite of the judgement already passed, until justice was seen to have been done.

CAN further urged Christians and the general public to remain calm, giving the assurance that all avenues would be explored to ensure that justice is done.

“Having gone through the case diary, the Attorney General of Kano State evaluated the facts in accordance with Section 130 and 150 of the Criminal Procedure Code and presented the legal advice.

“The legal advice presented to the court dated June 24, states that there is no case to answer as the suspects are all innocent.”

Mrs Agbahime, 74, an Imo state indigene, was murdered on June 2, 2016 in Kofar Wambai Market in Kano state over alleged blasphemy.

The five suspects set free by the court are Zubairu Abubakar, Musa Abdullahi, Dauda Ahmed, Abdullahi Abubakar and Abdulmumeen Mustafa. (Channels TV)


Source News Express

Posted 06/11/2016 12:58:34 AM





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