ZARIA CLASH: ACCUSED SHI’ITE MEMBER DIES IN PRISON CUSTODY

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A Kaduna State High Court 6, presided over by Justice David Wyoms was Wednesday informed that one of the 80 accused persons charged and arraigned for culpable homicide following December 12-14, 2015, Shiites/Army clash in Zaria has died in prison custody. The State Prosecutor, Mr. Dari Bayero, told the Court of the death of one Abbas Isiyaku in prison custody, and asked that his name be struck from the list of the 80 accused persons.

The presiding Judge immediately granted that the deceased name be removed. The accused persons are also charged with criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, disturbance of public peace and wrongful restrain during the Zaria clash. According to Bayero, “before your Lordship is a charge under sections 97, 221, 102,106 and 256 of the Penal Code Law of Kaduna State for mention. Before we start, I apply that the name of Abbas Isiyaku be struck off the list. He is deceased,” Bayero said.

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