COURT PICTIREBy Uthman Siraja

Operatives of Homicide squad of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Niger State Police command Wednesday arraigned a Minna based house wife, Amina Aliyu along with three others before a Minna Chief Magistrate Court No4 for alleged conspiracy and culpable homicide.

Amina who is nursing a 3 weeks old baby boy was arraigned together with A’isha Mohammed, Zainab Aliyu and Fauziyya Rabi’u who were alleged to have conspired among themselves to kill her co-housewife, Fati Aliyu who was newly married as a second wife.

According to the  Police First Information Report (FIR), Amina Aliyu and Fati Aliyu were both married to the same husband and reside in Mandela road Sauka-Kahuta area of Minna,   “You Amina Aliyu, left your apartment to the apartment of Fati Aliyu where you used your wooden pestle and without any provocation attacked and hit Fati who was newly married on her head to which she sustained injury and fell down unconscious inside her kitchen floor and you Amina Aliyu,  A’isha Mohammed,  Zainab Aliyu, and Fauziyya Rabi’u pulled her to her parlour and set her body ablaze as a result of which she later died.”

The prosecutor told the court that on the 23rd of March, 2021, one Bello Lawal of Gwari Motors, Bosso Road, Minna, had reported at Tudun Wada Police station that on the same date that the four of them conspired among themselves and killed Fati Aliyu.

The two count charges according to the Police prosecutor Ahmed Daudu Kwangoma ASP were punishable under section 97 and 221 of the penal code.

However, the court only read the charges to them and refused to take their plea on the ground that the court lacks jurisdiction to handle the trial into the case

The presiding Chief Magistrate, Nasir Mu’azu then requested the Police to hasten up their investigation and ordered Amina Aliyu and A’isha Aliyu to be remanded in Minna Custodial Centre, while Zainab Aliyu and Fauziyya Rabi’u be remanded in children remand home and the case was adjourned till 27th of April, 2021 for further mention.

 

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