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Northern CAN reacts over the release of killers of Mrs. Bridget Agbahime

The Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN) in the 19 Northern States and Abuja has reacted over the recent judgment on the five suspects who were discharged over the killing of one Mrs. Bridget Agbahime in Kano State for allegedly blasphemy.

The apex Christian association however called on the Attorney General of the Federation to urgently call the Kano State Attorney General to order to ensure that justice was seen to be done in the case.


The association’s public relations Officer, Rev. John Joseph Hayab, while speaking to newsmen in Kaduna said the judgment has further brought the judiciary into serious attack, stressing that more needs to be done to ensure the judiciary discharge its duty credibly.

Hayab lamented that after all facts presented against the suspects, there was no justification for the Kano State Attorney General through the Principal State Counsel, Mr. Rabiu Yusuf to have told the court that they had no case to answer

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

“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 and many other groups will be tempted to harm or kill inocent citizens under any and every false guise since they can buy their freedom from the courts,” he stressed.

Rev. Hayab however assured that CAN would not relent in spite of the judgement already passed, but until justice is seen to have been done.

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


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

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. (NAN)

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