Court adjourns alleged kidnapping case against ex-commissioner



The Upper Shari’a Court sitting in Gusau, Zamfara State, has adjourned the case of the alleged kidnapping and cattle rustling against a former commissioner, Ministry of Local Governments, Alhaji Bello Dankande Gamji, to December 30.

The presiding judge, Abdulhadi Gusau refused to grant bail to the accused person and ordered that he should be remanded in prison custody until the adjourned date.

The Judge had also ruled that the court has jurisdiction to entertain the case contrary to the accused person’s counsel that the court has no power to hear the case.

The former commissioner was brought to the court two weeks ago for the alleged kidnapping of two people, Sani Na’awala and Alhaji Ja’o.

He was also charged for the alleged rustling of 50 cows and 52 sheep belonging to the two people allegedly kidnapped.

Barrister Ibrahim Haruna who presented the case said the former commissioner had instructed two vigilante group members, Saminu Gandau and Shitu Mafara to abduct Sani Na’awala and Alhaji Ja’o and also confiscate their animals.

The court premises were filled, as hundreds of people were at the venue waiting to hear the court’s ruling on the charges against the former Commissioner.

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