Cannibalism: Five suspects remanded in Zamfara

Zamfara State Police command has arraigned the five suspects accused of cannibalism before the Chief Magistrate Court in Gusau, the State capital.

The Police Prosecutor, SP Jaafar Muhammad told the presiding Magistrate, Sa’adu Garba Gurbin Bore that the police had submitted their findings to the Director of Public Prosecution, (DPP) of the State Ministry of Justice, since 31st January, 2022 saying the Magistrate Court has no jurisdiction in the case, hence the police submitted the outcome of their investigation to the DPP for reassignment of the case to a court of competent jurisdiction for proper prosecution.

In a ruling, the Chief Magistrate, Sa’adu Gurbin Bore said that the court had no jurisdiction and remanded the accused persons to the correctional centre, while the minor among them was sent to a remand home.

He adjourned the case to 15th March, 2022 for further mention.

One of the family members of the butchered late Ahmad, Sadiya Abdurahman Hafizi, kept shouting in the court, demanding justice.

On 25th January, 2022, the Zamfara State Police Command arraigned the five suspects before the Chief Magistrate Court in Gusau, the State capital for Criminal Conspiracy, culpable homicide and cannibalism as the suspects were charged for killing 9-year-old Ahmad Yakubu and for eating some parts of his body organs, such as intestine, eyes and throat.

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