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Alleged Murder: Court Fixes Jan.18 for Ruling on Kano Couple’s Bail Application

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A Kano Magistrates’ Court on Monday set Jan.18 for ruling in a bail application filed by Dayyabu Abdullahi and two others in the ongoing case of alleged murder of their 38-year-old house help, Nafiu Hafizu.

Dayyub, Adamu Muhammad and Nasidi Muhammad are standing trial on three counts bordering on criminal conspiracy, concealment of fact and false information.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Dayyabu’s wife( Hafsat Surajo) allegedly stabbed her house-help Nafiu to death on Dec.20, 2023.

Chief Magistrate Hadiza Abdulrahman, directed that the defendants be remanded in a Correctional Centre and adjourned the matter until Jan.18, for a ruling in the bail application.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Hafsa Adda’u-Kutama, told the court that one Hafizu Salisu reported the matter to the Zaria Road Police Division on Dec.21, 2023.

She alleged that on Dec.20, 2023, Dayyabu (Hafsat Surajo’s husband) and the two other defendants conspired with one Haruna Adamu, now at large and concealed the cause of Nafiu’s death.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened the provisions of section 97, 277 and 178 of the Penal Code.

The defense counsel, Rabiu Sidi and Rabiu Abdullahi, urged the court to judiciously grant the defendants bail according to section 36(5) of the 1999 Nigeria Constitution as amended and section 168 and 172 of ACJL 2019 Kano State.

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