CAN rejects court judgment freeing suspected killers of 74-year-old in Kano

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), 19 Northern states and Abuja, has lamented the recent judgment in which the  five suspects, accused of killing one Mrs Bridget Agbahime in Kano State, were discharged.

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of CAN, Reverend John Joseph Hayab, disclosed this in Kaduna  State on Saturday.

He said the judgment had brought the judiciary into serious attack, stressing that more needed to be done to ensure the judiciary discharged its duty credibly.

Hayab 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 was done in the case.

“Having gone through the case diary, the Attorney General of Kano State evaluated the facts in accordance with sections 130 and 150 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

“The legal advice presented to the court, dated June 24, states that there is no case to answer as the suspects are all innocent. “This action can only encourage people to take laws into their hands since evil is seen to be unpunished. Many other groups will be tempted to harm, or kill, innocent citizens under every false guise since they can buy their freedom from the courts,” he said.

Reverend Hayab said that CAN would not relent until justice was seen to have been done.

He urged Christians and the general public to remain calm, assuring that all avenues would be explored to ensure that justice was done.

The five suspects are Zubairu Abubakar,  Musa Abdullahi,  Dauda Ahmed, Abdullahi Abubakar and Abdulmumeen Mustafa.

It would be recalled that the 74 year-old, Mrs. Bridget Agbahime,  an Imo indigene was murdered on June 2, 2016 in Kofar Wambai Market in the state over alleged blasphemy.