Suspected killers of wife of a senior pastor with Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor Mike Agbaheme, Late Mrs. Bridget Agbaheme, were on Thursday discharged by a Kano Magistrates’ Court.
74 years old Bridget Agbahime who hailed from Imo State was on June 2 murdered in Kofar Wambai Market in Kano for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad.
Her suspected killers, Dauda Ahmed, Abdulmumeen Mustafa, Zubairu Abubakar, Abdullahi Abubakar and Musa Abdullahi were slammed with a four counts of inciting disturbance, culpable homicide, joint act and mischief.
But on Thursday, the Chief Magistrate, Muhammad Jibril, discharged the five suspects and terminated the case as advised by the attorney-general of Kano State.
“We received the case diary from the police on June 8.
“Having gone through the case diary, the attorney-general of Kano State evaluated the facts in accordance with Sections 130 and 150 of the Criminal Procedure Code, presented the legal advice.
“The legal advice presented to the court, dated June 24, states that there is no case to answer as the suspects are all innocent and orders the court to discharge all the suspects,” Lawyer Rabiu Yusuf, representative of the attorney-general of Kano State, earlier told the court.