Police arraign 5 persons for arson in Sokoto

Five men have been dragged before the court for setting another man on fire.

A person set on fire (Illustration)

They were all from Sabon Birni Area of Sokoto.

The accused persons were said to have conspired with five other suspects, now at large, and set the property of one, Nura Haliru, on fire.

The accused persons are Jamilu Bello, Mikailu Abubakar, Hassan Ahmed, Zahara Malami and Abubakar Buhari.

The Police Prosecutor, Insp. Na’allah Jibo, told the court that the accused persons on Sept. 17, 2014, conspired with five others, now at large to set ablaze the property of the victim “all because of his motorcycle.”

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.

They were arraigned on a three-count charge of criminal conspiracy, inciting disturbance and mischief by fire which were contrary to Sections 97, 114, and 336 of the Penal Code law.

The Magistrate, Abubakar Adamu, granted the accused persons N50, 000 bail each with a surety in like sum.

Adamu adjourned the case till March 21 for mention.

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