Two men who reportedly led a group of hoodlums to attack the convoy of the Speaker of Katsina State House of Assembly, Abubakar Kusada, were arraigned before a Katsina Senior Magistrates’ Court.
The accused, Shamsu Rabiu, 25 and Anas Abdullahi, 22, who are both residents of Gidan Mutum Daya, are facing charges of criminal conspiracy, criminal force, assault, mischief, inciting disturbance and disturbance of public peace.
The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Sani Ado, told the court on Wednesday afternoon, that investigation was still in progress on the case and requested a new date for it (the case) to be mentioned.
Ado said the incident occurred on May 4, 2018, when the Speaker was returning from an official engagement.
The Prosecutor said, “The incident occurred allegedly when some groups of thugs blocked Gidan Mutum Daya junction and were burning brooms.
“Rabiu allegedly led the hoodlums to attack the fleet of vehicles in the speaker’s convoy.
“A Honda ‘End of Discussion’ with Registration number; FV 252FCT was allegedly damaged in the process while Rabiu allegedly rough handled and slapped Jibrin Alkasim, one of the occupants of the car.
“Alkasim subsequently reported the incident at Kusada police station, the development which led to the arrest of Rabiu and Abdullahi,” he said
Another accused identified as Abdulgafar Aminu is, however, still at large.
The offence, according to the prosecutor, was contrary to sections 97,327,113, 124 and 247 of the penal code of Katsina State.
The Chief Magistrate, Hajiya Fadile Dikko who presided over the court granted the request and adjourned the case to June 20, 2018, for mention.
She, however, granted the two accused N100, OOO bail each, and two sureties in like sum. One of the sureties must be a Grade level 14 officer.