• Samson Omale

Sokoto Court Remands Suspected Killers Of Deborah Samuel

Police on Monday arraigned two suspects, Bilyaminu Aliyu and Aminu Hukunci over the lynching of Deborah Yakubu on may twelve.



The deceased was lynched to death over alleged blasphemy.


The suspects, co-students of the deceased, were arraigned at a Sokoto Chief Magistrates’ Court for their alleged participation in the crime.


They pleaded not guilty to the crime.


Prosecuting Inspector Khalil Musa told the court that an investigation was in progress


Leading a team of Thirty four lawyers, the defence counsel, Professor Mansur Ibrahim, applied for their bail on liberal terms, citing constitutional provisions and sections of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law.


Governor, Aminu Tambuwal has relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed as a result of the violent protest that trailed the arrest of suspects linked to the murder of Deborah Samuel.


The revised curfew will now be from dusk to dawn in Sokoto township.



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