The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the 19 Northern States and Abuja has expressed worry over the recent judgement on the five suspected killers of Mrs. Bridget Agbahime who was killed in Kano state for alleged blasphemy.
It was recently reported that the trial of five suspected killers of the 74 years old Bridget was brought to an end on Thursday, as a Kano magistrate set free all the accused.
Bridget, an Imo indigene was killed on June 2, 2016, by a mob at Kofar Wambai market over alleged blasphemy in Kano state.
The spokesperson of Northern CAN, Reverend John J. Hayab, told newsmen in Kaduna that the court judgment has further brought set back into the judiciary.
He said such action would further encourage people to take laws into their hands under any guise since evil is seen to be unpunished.
He however stressed that more needed to be done to ensure that the judiciary discharge its duty credibly.
While he called on the Attorney General of the Federation to as a matter of urgency call the Kano State Attorney General to order to ensure that justice is done on the case; he assured that CAN would not relent in spite of the judgement already passed until justice is seen to have been done on the matter.
“It is surprising that after all facts presented against the suspects, the Kano State Attorney General through the Principal State Counsel, Mr. Rabiu Yusuf told the court that, ‘We received the case diary from the police on June 8. Having gone through the case diary, the Attorney General of Kano State evaluated the facts in accordance with Section 130 and 150 of the Criminal Procedure Code, presented the legal advice’,”
“The legal advice presented to the court dated June 24, states that there is no case to answer as the suspects are all innocent,” Hayab lamented while he urged Christians and the general public to remain calm, assuring that all avenues would be explored to ensure justice.
The five suspects freed on Thursday are Musa Abdullahi, Dauda Ahmed, Zubairu Abubakar, Abdulmumeen Mustafa and Abdullahi Abubakar.
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