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Court remands Zamfara blogger, Mugira Yusuf



Zamfara State Police command has mentioned it has arraigned the embattled social media blogger, Mugira Yusuf earlier than a court docket of competent jurisdiction in Zamfara State.

In response to the state Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) SP Mohammed Shehu, he was arraigned earlier than Justice Sa’adu Gurbin Bore on costs of inciting public disturbances, defamation of character and false social media postings.

In response to the police prosecutor, Inspector Ibrahim Aliyu, “the offenses are punishable underneath sections (114), (392) and (393) of the penal code,” saying that the accused individual pleaded not responsible to the costs in opposition to him by the state police command.

“Once more, the protection staff led by Barrister Surajo Garba Gusau objected to the continued trial of the accused on the Justice of the Peace Court docket, since Zamfara regulation No 7 has made it apparent that somebody who’s a Muslim can solely be tried in Islamic Shariah court docket of competent jurisdiction.”


In response to a press release of the police, the protection counsels, due to this fact, requested the court docket to switch the case to a reliable Islamic Shariah court docket for trial.

“The choose adjourned the case till Monday, twenty fifth of October, 2021 for ruling on the appliance.

“Justice Sa’adu Gurbin Bore, nevertheless, warned police to desist from bringing circumstances on the shut finish of the week to keep away from delay within the switch of circumstances.”

In response to the police assertion, Zamfara State Ministry for Safety and House Affairs introduced a proper criticism in opposition to Mugira Yusuf typically in January 2020.

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