2 remanded for ‘possession of deadly weapons’

A Chief Magistrates’ Court setting in Sokoto state, yesterday remanded two businessmen for allegedly possessing deadly weapons and joining an unlawful assembly.
The Prosecutor, Mr Abubakar Tambuwal, told the court that the accused: Abubakar, 22, of Kofar Taraminya Area; and Mohammed, 20, of Tundun Wada Area; alongside three others, now at large, committed the offence on August 19, 2018.
He said the accused persons were arrested with two sharp knives and cutlasses, where they assembled with other fleeing suspects, around Kofar Taraminya Area of Sokoto.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the twocount charge.
The Chief Magistrate, Abubakar Adamu, ordered that the accused should be remanded in prison custody to allow the Police to complete their investigation.
Adamu adjourned the case until Sept.
20, for continuation of hearing.
In a related development, a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Sokoto has ordered a 17-yearold boy, Musa Kabiru, to serve two months at a correctional home for stealing two handsets.
Kabiru, a student residing in Tudun Wada Area of Sokoto pleaded guilty to trespassing into the residence of one Bello Dahiru of Nakasan Area, Sokoto, where he stole the handsets.
The Chief Magistrate, Abubakar Adamu, said the convict must serve the two months at the correctional home without any option.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Mr Awaisu Mohammed, had told the court that the case was reported on August 30, 2018, at Ugwuan Rogo Police Station by the complainant.
Mohammed said the stolen items were recovered from Kabiru in the course of Police investigation.

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