Court Remands 2 Suspects Arrested Over Deborah’s Death in Prison

Court Remands 2 Suspects Arrested Over Deborah’s Death in Prison

  • A magistrate court in Sokoto has refused to grant bail to the two suspects arraigned by the Nigerian Police over the death of Deborah Samuel
  • The suspects who pleaded not guilty to the charges against them were ordered by the court to be remanded in prison
  • Meanwhile, the police sought for more time to investigate the matter as the court adjourned the ruling

Two suspects allegedly involved in the gruesome murder of Deborah Samuel, a 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto has been arraigned by the Nigerian Police Force, DailyTrust reported.

The newspaper revealed that the suspects, Bilyaminu Aliyu and Aminu Hukunchi who are also students of the same institution appeared before a magistrate’s court in Sokoto.

Court, Deborah Samuel, Prison
Remains of late Deborah Samuel arrived for burial in her hometown, Tunga Magajiya, in Rijau local government area of Niger state. Photo credit: (@TheNationNews)
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As gathered by, the Nigerian police revealed that the suspects were appearing before the court based on the premise of a mob action which led to the lynching of the student.

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Suspects pleads not guilty

However, the suspects before the magistrate pleaded not guilty to the charge leveled against them.

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Meanwhile, the police prosecutor, Inspector Khalil Musa, prayed to the court for more time to conduct more investigation into the case.

Similarly, the defense counsel, Mansur Ibrahim did not object to the prosecutor’s prayer rather he pleaded to the court to grant the suspects bail, a request that was denied by the magistrate.

The magistrate ordered that the suspects be remanded at the Sokoto Correctional Centre as the ruling was adjourned to a later date which is expected to be communicated to both counsels.

Late Deborah Samuel's parents say none of their remaining children will go to school again

In another development, reported that the bereaved parents of late Deborah Samuel said that none of their remaining kids will ever go to school.

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Stating that his family will not seek any redress, Garba noted that he is yet to receive any call or message from the state government on the tragedy, adding that he does not want anything from anyone.

The bereaved middle-aged man lamented the fact that he used all his resources to fund the education of Deborah, the eldest among seven daughters, only for her life to be cut short like this.

Deborah Samuel: Sultan of Sokoto reacts to killing, burning of student

Meanwhile, the Sultan of Sokoto has condemned the gruesome killing and burning of Deborah.

The condemnation by Sultan Sa'ad Abubakar III came barely hours after the incident which has caused outrage across media space and the polity happened.

Abubakar also called on residents of Sokoto state to remain calm while urging security operatives to fish out the perpetrators and bring them to justice.


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