Blasphemy Killing: Kano court frees all suspects

A Kano Magistrates’ Court on Thursday discharged all the five suspects, who allegedly killed a trader, Mrs. Bridget Agbahime, in Kano on June 2 over allegations of blasphemy.


The suspects, 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.

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Agbahime, 74, an Imo indigene, was murdered in Kofar Wambai Market in Kano over alleged blasphemy.

The Chief Magistrate, Muhammad Jibril, discharged the five suspects and terminated the case as advised by the attorney-general of Kano State.

Earlier, the Principal State Counsel, Mr. Rabiu Yusuf, representing the attorney-general of Kano State, told the court that “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,” Yusuf said.

Counsel to the suspects, Abdulsalam Gambo, commended the attorney-general for the judgment in the case.

The suspects and their families expressed gratitude to Allah for the judgment and for their freedom.



  1. The Kano State AG pronounced them innocent, how? Is he saying that Mrs. Agbahime was not killed after all or what. We really have to be very careful how we handle sensitive matters in this country, nobody should under any guise give the impression that some peoples lives are worth more than the others bcos that can never be true. If some of us try to restrain ourselves under extreme provocation, we should never be taken for granted!

    • Ask @inni, George and Chinedu. I wonder what these guys read before saying “nice one”, “congratulations..”.

      Try killing a Muslim on such grounds in the east or south and let a christian judge read a few lines and let them off the hook, u won’t believe what wil hapn there n even othere states.

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