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Court remands Katsina LG chairman over alleged murder of village head
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Fri, 26 Jan 2024   ||   Nigeria,

A Magistrate court sitting in Katsina has remanded in prison custody, the chairman of Batagarawa Local Government of Katsina State, Mr. Bala Garba Tsanni, over alleged murder, abduction and culpable homicide.

The chairman and 11 others were arraigned before the court over the alleged murder of the village head of Dabaibayawa, Alhaji Dikko Ahmad.

All the accused were charged under sections 59, 249 and 189 of the Katsina penal code law.

Earlier the Magistrate Abdulkarim Umar had directed the police to produce in court the accused on 25 January 2024.

The other 11 accused persons had been in prison custody for the past six months while the chairman was on bail throughout the period

Presenting the accused before the court on Thursday, January 25, 2024, the police said they had concluded an investigation on the matter.

This, however, led the chief Magistrate to order for his remand in prison custody till the 7th of March 2024.







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