Sixty-year old woman, 1 other remanded for aiding bandits, kidnapping in Katsina
A Katsina Senior Magistrates’ Court, presided over by Hajiya Fadile Dikko has ordered for the remand of a 25-year-old man, Rabiu Aliyu, alleged to be an informant of bandits and a 60-year-old woman, Fatima Ibrahim, in a correctional service centre till August 25, 2021, The Punch reports.
The men, who are residents of the Jibia Local Government Area of the state, were charged with criminal conspiracy, harbouring of criminals, belonging to brigandage, and aiding and abetting of crime to wit; kidnapping.
The police prosecutor, Sergeant Lawal Bello, told the court that while Aliyu was strongly suspected to be the mastermind of a bandits’ attack at Kwararam village on May 5, 2021, Ibrahim allegedly provided accommodation for the bandits in her residence on that day before they carried out the attack.
The magistrate granted the request and adjourned the case till August 25, 2021 for mention.
She also directed that Aliyu and Ibrahim be remanded in a correctional centre till then.