Fifty-three suspects remanded over youth clash in Minna

Court remands 53 suspects over bloody street clashes, thuggery, killing in Minna.

Over their alleged involvement in bloody clashes and thuggery activities that led to the killing of a policeman and a trader in Minna last week, the Niger State Magistrate Court in Minna has ordered 53 suspects to be remanded in New-Bussa Correctional Centre in Borgu LGA.

The suspects were apprehended by a team of security agents and arraigned in court on a 10-count charge of culpable homicide, conspiracy, robbery, and being in possession of weapons, among other things, on Thursday, January 27.

The crimes were in violation of various sections of the country’s Penal Code. Prosecuting Police Officer, Inspector Ahmed Saidu, told the court that the offense was criminal in nature and could not be tried by a magistrate.

As a result, he urged the court to adjourn the case to another date to enable the police to forward the case file to the State Ministry of Justice for legal advice.

The presiding Magistrate, Nasir Mu’azu, adjourned the matter to February 21, 2022, for further mention and asked the police to immediately send the file to the justice ministry. 

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