Court Remands Son Of Tambuwal’s Aide


A Sokoto Chief Magistrate Court has remanded Aminu Hayatu Tafida (Baffa) for alleged rape, recording and and circulating same video clip that went viral on social media.

It was the second time, Baffa , son of Special Adviser on Social Investments to Governor Aminu Tambuwal, was remanded.

The principal accused(Baffa) was earlier remanded by Magistrate Shuaibu Ahmed for two weeks ago.

When the case came up for mentioning, it was adjourned to November 4, 2020 following request by the police prosecution officer ASP Samuel Sule to enable conclusion of investigation.

The Magistrate, granted the appeal of ASP Sule as lawyers of the defence council did not object.

Also, three other accused persons were granted bail till 4/11/2020 when the case will be up for further mentioning.

IBaffa was alleged to have committed the offence sometimes in 2017 but released the video three years after when the survivor’s dowry had been paid and time fixed for her marriage.

The purported circulation of her nude video, according to the family of the lady, led to the calling off of her marriage.

In his suit, the prosecutor, ASP Sule charged the Special Adviser’s son, alongside his friends with act of gross indecency, abetment, sale of obscene book and printing or engraving matter known to be defamatory contrary to sections, 60(2), 377, 262, 48, 171, 173 and 379 of the Sokoto State Penal Code, 2019.

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