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November 14, 2016 ( Post 1 )

Husband of Mrs. Bridget Agbahime, who was killed in Kano State by hoodlums for alleged blasphemy, has called on the Presidency, Senate and the judiciary to compel the state judiciary to re-arrest the suspects and charge them to a High Court in Abuja as he has lost confidence in the state judiciary.

This is coming after the five suspects – Zubairu Abubakar,Musa Abdullahi, Dauda Ahmed, Abdullahi Abubakar and Abdulmumeen Mustafa, who were slammed with a four-count charge of allegedly inciting disturbance, culpable homicide, joint act and mischief, were discharged by the Chief Magistrate, Muhammad Jibril, of a Kano Magistrates’ Court.

In July, the Court denied bail to the suspects and had ordered that they be remanded in prison custody. .

But at a sitting barely two weeks ago, Chief Magistrate Jibril, discharged the suspects and struck out the case as advised by the Attorney-General of Kano State. .

DAILY POST recalls that the 74-year-old Imo indigene was murdered on June 2 in Kofar Wambai Market in the state over alleged blasphemy.

The deceased’s husband, Pastor Mike Agbahime, a senior pastor working at the Deeper Life Bible Church, Kano, narrated how his wife was murdered, in a chat with Sahara Reporters.

The Imo State indigene said, “I was in one of our shops on Thursday, June 2, 2015. We usually closed by 3:30 pm and from the shop, we go to church. But there was one Dauda Ahmed, who had formed the habit of washing his legs (ablution) for prayers in front of my wife’s shop.

“He did that each time he wanted to say his prayers. He would leave his shop, which was a bit far from my wife’s own, to do that. We reported the matter to the owner of the shop, one Alhaji Mustapha.

“Mustapha warned him many times to desist from doing that. He told him (Dauda) that if he wanted to do (ablution), he should do it in his shop.

“Also, the President of the Hausa Plastic Association in Kofar Wambai market, Kano, Alhaji Aminu, also warned him when the incident was reported to him. Aminu even told Dauda that they (market union) would take him to court if he did not change.

“He (Dauda) continued. Dauda was also fond of putting his goods in front of my wife’s shop in the early hours of the day. Before she got to the shop, he would occupy the frontage of the shop with his goods.

“Whenever he was told to stop doing that, he (Dauda) would start uttering abusive words. On the day my wife was murdered, a call came from one of our church members (who also has a shop in the market) while I was waiting for my wife to leave the shop so that we could go to the church. He told me on phone that some Hausa people were making trouble with my wife.

“I asked him why and he answered, “I don’t know.”

“It was then I asked him to give my wife his phone so that I could talk with her. Do you know that the (Hausa mob) did not allow the man to give her the phone? It was then that I quickly packed my wares to go and find out the problem.

“As this was going on, I met the same man who was with my wife at the market. He said, “Daddy, don’t worry, they have left her (my wife).”

“Later, my wife appeared. She told me that it was the same Dauda that did ablution in the front of her shop. She said that she told Dauda, “Why won’t you allow me to finish packing before you start pouring your water for ablution in my shop?”

“After telling Dauda this, she told me that he held her hand and asked her, “Mekai fatah?” This phrase means “What did you just say?”

“My wife asked him, “What right do you have to hold my hand?” She asked him to leave her hand. She stated that if he did not leave her, that she would use one of the plastic products in the shop to break his head. Immediately Dauda left her, he started shouting ‘Allah Akbar.'”

“We went to report Dauda to the owner of the shop, one Alhaji Mustapha. He ushered us in. He (Mustapha) told us to go and come back on Saturday, June 4, 2016, so as to speak with Dauda and settle the disagreement. His office was upstairs.


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