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Court Denies Bail To Women Who Brutalised Toddler

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Posted: Jul 21, 2016 at 8:17 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

A magistrate’s court in Kano Thursday denied bail to the two suspects who allegedly brutalised two-year-old Musa Murtala in the city on May 10, 2016.

The suspects: Hafsatu Musa, 35, and Zainab Murtala, 20, were charged with criminal conspiracy and attempt to commit culpable homicide, contrary to Sections 248 and 229 of the Penal Code.

Although counsel to the suspects, Muktar Shehu, was absent in court, Chief Magistrate Maryam Sabo ordered the prosecutor to duplicate the case file and forward a copy to the Kano State Department of Public Prosecutions (DPPs) for legal advice.

She also ordered that the accused persons be remanded in prison custody pending the receipt of the DPPs’ advice and ordered the prosecutor and Husaina Bashir, counsel representing the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) in Kano, to monitor the case diary at the DPPs’ office.

Sabo then adjourned the case to August 16, 2016, for further mention.

Earlier, the police prosecutor, Insp. Shuaibu Musa, had opposed bail for the suspects citing the gravity of the offences.

“The two suspects, Hafsatu and Zainab of Rimin Gado Village, on May 10, conspired and broke the two arms and one of the legs of two-year-old Musa.

“The victim was under the custody of his grandmother, Hafsatu when the crime was committed,” he said.