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Court has remanded a woman, Amina Aliyu, who allegedly killed her rival, Fatima Aliyu, in a correctional centre in Minna, the Niger State capital.
Three other were also remanded, charged with being co-conspirators in the alleged murder case.
Amina had allegedly beaten Fatima to death with a pestle and set her body on fire in Minna on March 23.
Amina, who is nursing a three-week-old baby was arraigned alongside Aisha Mohammed, Zainab Aliyu and Fauziyya Rabi’u, by operatives of the Homicide Section of the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID, in the state.
Amina Aliyu and A’isha Aliyu were remanded in Minna Custodial Centre, while Zainab Aliyu and Fauziyya Rabi’u were remanded in juvenile remand homes.
According to the Police Prosecutor, Ahmed Daudu Kwangoma, the two-count charges were punishable under Section 97 and 221 of the penal code.
The Charges were read to the accused persons but their plea was not taken on the ground that the court lacked jurisdiction to handle the trial.
The Presiding Chief Magistrate, Nasir Mu’azu urged the police to hasten investigation on the matter.
The case was adjourned till the 27th of April, 2021 for further mention.