Five men who were alleged to have killed Agbahime in Kano on June 2 following allegations of blasphemy, have been set free by Kano Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.
The Principal State Counsel, Rabiu Yusuf, representing the Attorney-General of Kano State, he was told to discontinue the charges against the accused.
He told the court that they 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 Sections 130 and150 of the Criminal Procedure Code, presented the legal advice,” Yusuf said.
“The legal advice presented to the court, dated June 24, states that there is no case to answer as the suspects are all innocent and orders the court to discharge all the suspects.”
The counsel to the suspects, Abdulsalam Gambo, commended the attorney-general for the ajudgmentth in the case.
Dauda Ahmed, Abdulmumeen Mustafa, Zubairu Abubakar, Abdullahi Abubakar and Musa Abdullahi were accused of hacking to death Mrs Agbahime for allegedly making scanning remarks about Islam in a market were initially slammed with a four-count charge of allegedly inciting disturbance, culpable homicide, joint act and mischief.
Mrs. Agbahime, 74, an Imo indigene, was murdered in Kofar Wambai Market in Kano over alleged blasphemy.
The Chief Magistrate, Muhammad Jibril, discharged the five suspects and terminated the case as advised by the Attorney-General of Kano State.