CAN condemns freeing of suspected killers of Deeper Life’s pastor’s wife

1046, Kano Chief Magistrate Court

The Northern chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN) has criticised a Kano Chief Magistrate Court’s ruling which freed five suspected killers of Deeper Life pastor’s wife, late Mrs. Bridget Agbahime over alleged blasphemy.

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Five suspected killers of 74 years old Bridget Agbahime who was on June 2 murdered in Kofar Wambai Market in Kano for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad were during in the week discharged after the attorney-general of Kano State told the court that they had no case to answer.

Reacting to the judgement, Public relations officer of CAN, Rev. John Joseph Hayab, in a chat with newsmen in Kaduna faulted the discharge of Dauda Ahmed, Abdulmumeen Mustafa, Zubairu Abubakar, Abdullahi Abubakar and Musa Abdullahi who were accused of killing Mrs. Agbahime and earlier slammed with a four counts of inciting disturbance, culpable homicide, joint act and mischief.

Hayab said, “The legal advice presented to the court dated June 24, states that there is no case to answer as the suspects are all innocent.

“This action can only encourage people to take laws into their hands since evil is seen to be unpunished and many other groups will be tempted to harm or kill inocent citizens under any and every false guise since they can buy their freedom from the courts.”

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