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Five in court for assaulting Katsina justice commissioner

Five in court for assaulting Katsina justice commissioner


Five men have been dragged before a Katsina State Senior Magistrates’ Court by the police for supposedly attacking the state’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Ahmed El-Marzuk.

The accused are Nura Muhammed, 28;Audu Dariya;Umar Farouk, Nazifi Aliyu,and Lawal Danmma.

The police told the court that the charges recorded against the respondents took after a protest held up against them by the equity magistrate.

The respondents are confronting charges of criminal conspiracy, having a place with a criminal gang, terrorizing and deterrent of public servant while playing out his legitimate obligations.

The police said they acted contrary to sections 96, 306 and 397 and 148 of the Penal Code.

Muhammed and Dariya were arraigned in court on Tuesday while the others were said to be at large.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Sani Ado, told the court that the commissioner had, in a letter dated October 30, 2017, alleged that the five men stormed his office to intimidate and harass him.

The police First Information Report on the incident, which was read in the courtroom, also stated  that the gang of five men stormed El-Marzuk’s office and intimidated him.

It read, “At about 1400hours, a gang of political thugs numbering about five, went to the state Ministry of Justice in the Katsina State secretariat complex, IBB Way, where they entered into the Commissioner of Justice’s office, abused him and obstructed him from performing his lawful duty. They intimidated him, saying he is going to be removed from office in the next 183 days.”

The prosecutor told the court that investigation was still in advance and requested an adjournment.

He likewise asked for that Muhammed and Dariya ought to be remanded in the custody of the State Criminal and Investigation Department pending the finishing of the investigation and the capture of their accomplices.

The presiding senior justice, Abdulkadiri Umar, deferred the case till November 24 for specify, and guided the accused persons to be remanded in the SCID custody as demanded by the prosecutor.


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