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Kano court remands three suspected thugs over possession of illegal weapons

The police charged the suspects with criminal conspiracy; attempt to commit offence: to wit robbery, and being in possession of dangerous weapons.

• January 27, 2023
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A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kano, on Friday, ordered the remand of three men: Abba Aminu,27, Hashimu Lawan, 29 and Abubakar Mukhtar, 25, in a correctional centre for allegedly being in possession of dangerous weapons.

The police charged the suspects with criminal conspiracy; attempt to commit offence: to wit robbery, and being in possession of dangerous weapons.

Chief Magistrate Mustapha Sa’ad-Datti ordered the remand of the suspects in a correctional centre.

He directed the police to return the case file to the State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.

Mr Sa’ad-Datti adjourned the matter until February 14, for hearing.

Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Asma’u Ado, told the court that the suspects committed the offence on September 5, 2022 at Zoo Road Quarters, Kano.

Ms Ado alleged that the suspects, on the same date at about 1:30 a.m., were arrested by the police, while on surveillance patrol, and were found in possession of three long sharp knives and charms.

She said that the offence contravened the provision of section 97,95 and 103 of Penal Code.

The suspects, however, denied committing the offence.

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