Alleged Adultery: Court fixes Feb.16 for judgment


The Chief Magistrates’ Court, Chediya GRA, Zaria, has fixed Feb. 16 to deliver judgment against four suspects who allegedly lured a lady seeking support from the Emir of Zazzau and committed adultery with her.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that five men, including a dismissed palace guard, had appeared before the Chief Magistrates’ Court in Zaria, Kaduna State, over alleged adultery and criminal conspiracy on Jan. 11.

The defendants are Ismaila Abubakar, Hussaini Abubakar, Kabiru Shuaibu, Nafiu Kabiru and Ibrahim Abdullahi.

The offences contravened Sections 59 and 368 of the Kaduna State Penal Code, 2017.

The Prosecuting Counsel, Insp. Mannir Nasir, applied for a short adjournment before judgment.

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In his ruling, Mr Abubakar Lamido, the Presiding Magistrate, adjourned the matter until Feb. 16 for judgment.

At the resumed hearing of the case, Mohammed Rabiu, counsel for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th defendants opened the defence by calling the accused persons as defence witnesses.

Testifying as defence witness number one, Hussain Abubakar, told the court that he is a car mechanic and was arrested by the police after closing from work on Jan. 11.

He said that he was taken to Zaria City Divisional Police Headquarters along side Kabiru Shuaibu (the 3rd defendant).

Abubakar added that it was at the divisional police headquarters that he saw an Islamic cleric and a lady, and was told of the offence allegedly committed by him.

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He said he denied the allegations against him and was subsequently arraigned in court.

Under cross examination by Nasir, the witness denied making any statement at the police station.

Similarly, the third defendant (Shuaibu) and the fourth defendant (Kabiru) testified as defence witnesses numbers two and three, respectively.

They all denied making statements at the police station and the allegations against them.

Rabiu, therefore, closed the defence. (NAN)

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