Bauchi court dis­charges sodomy sus­pects

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ahmed Mo­hammed, Bauchi

The Bauchi State Up­per Shariah Court Tues­day dis­charged and ac­quit­ted two sus­pects; Us­man Sabo and Hafizu Abubakar, who were ar­raigned for al­legedly hav­ing a sex­ual re­la­tion­ship.

In his judge­ment, Aliyu Elyaqub, said the sus­pects were dis­charged due to the in­abil­ity of the prose­cu­tion to prove its case.

The judge said the prose­cu­tion did not present a wit­ness to tes­tify that he ac­tu­ally saw the ac­cused com­mit­ting the act and the ac­cused pleaded not guilty to the crime. In their sep­a­rate re­ac­tions, the ac­cused thanked Almighty Al­lah for the rul­ing.

The Com­mis­sioner of Bauchi State His­bah, Al­haji Jib­rin Dan­lami Has­san, said the com­mis­sion is do­ing its best to san­i­tize the so­ci­ety and to en­sure that ev­ery­one gets jus­tice. He added that the com­mis­sion will meet to study the judge­ment.

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