Men of the Sokoto state police command have arraigned the 2 suspects who had been arrested for the murder of the 200-stage scholar of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, Deborah Samuel.
Deborah who became in her very last year withinside the college became gruesomely murdered via way of means of her colleagues who accused her of creating a blasphemous remark approximately Prophet Mohammed on their elegance Whatsapp group.
The suspects recognized as Bilyaminu Aliyu and Aminu Hukunchi, who’re college students of the college, had been arraigned earlier than a magistrate’s courtroom docket withinside the state.
After the suspects pleaded now no longer responsible for the charges, the police prosecutor, Inspector Khalil Musa, advised the courtroom docket for every other date to allow the police to finish their investigation.
However, the protection counsels led via way of means of Professor Mansur Ibrahim, who did now no longer oppose the application, pleaded with the courtroom docket to furnish the defendant’s bail, bringing up sections 157, 161(a,f), and 164 of the management of crook justice regulation of Sokoto country, in addition to 36(5) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
The courtroom docket but adjourned the ruling at the application to a later date which might be communicated to the lawyers.
It, therefore, directed the defendants to be remanded to the Sokoto Correctional Centre.