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Madam Bridget’s murder : Five suspects face trial in Kano

Five suspects – Dauda Ahmad, Abdullahi Mustapha, Zubairu Abubakar, Abdullahi Abubakar and Musa Abdullahi – were arraigned today (Friday, June 10, 2016) in Kano over the murder of Madam Bridget Patience Agbahime, who was clubbed and stoned to death on … 2016, in Kofar Wambai Market ,where she sold plastic containers.

The mindless murder where Madam Patience was accused of blasphemy outraged Nigerians to no end and they demanded justice for the 74 year old woman whose pastor husband narrowly escaped mob action.

The police swiftly moved into action and arrested the mastermind of the mayhem, Dauda Ahmad, who had started the trouble when he was performing ablution in front of the victim’s shop and failed to leave when she appealed to him. He later accused the woman of blasphemy and incited hoodlums to stone and beat her to death.

Now the suspects are before a Kano chief magistrate court on a four count charge of incitement, culpable homicide and mischief anchored on section 51, 80, 144 and 327 of the penal code. A guilty verdict means they will also be killed.

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