Kano child Musa: Court re­jects ac­cused per­sons’ bail ap­pli­ca­tion

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A Chief Mag­is­trates’ Court sit­ting in Kano state has re­jected a bail ap­pli­ca­tion filed be­fore it by the two ac­cused per­sons in the trial in­volv­ing the 20-month-old mal­treated Kano child, Mur­tala Musa.

The ac­cused per­sons, grand­mother and step­mother of the child, Haf­satu Musa and Zainab Mur­tala, were ar­raigned be­fore the court for frac­tur­ing the child’s two legs and hands in six places, force­fully re­mov­ing his three teeth, dam­ag­ing his tes­ti­cle, in­jur­ing his eye and ear and also in­flict­ing in­juries in his fore­head.

At the re­sumed trial, coun­sel to the ac­cused, Bar­ris­ter Mukhtar Shehu filed a bail ap­pli­ca­tion be­fore the court, say­ing the ac­cused were en­ti­tled to bail.

How­ever, the Prose­cu­tion Coun­sel, In­spec­tor Shu’aibu Musa objected to the ap­pli­ca­tion, ar­gu­ing that the of­fense com­mit­ted by the two ac­cused per­sons was griev­ous enough to stop them from en­joy­ing bail ges­ture.

In her rul­ing, Chief Magistrate Maryam Sabo re­jected the bail ap­pli­ca­tion, or­dered the continued re­mand of the two ac­cused per­sons in prison, and ad­journed the case till July 21, 2016 for con­tin­u­a­tion.

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