Kano Missing Children: Court Fixes Nov 27 For Judgment

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A high court sitting in Kano State has fixed November 27, 2020, for judgment in the criminal case of some Muslim children who were kidnapped from Kano and sold in Anambra State. The Kano State government had arraigned the defendant, Paul Owne alongside six other accused persons before the court for conspiracy, kidnapping and selling the children from the state.

When the 38 count charges were read to the defendants, Owne (first defendant), pleaded not guilty to the offences. In her ruling, Justice Zuwaira Yusuf gave November 27, for judgment. The state attorney general and commissioner for Justice, Barr. Musa Abdullahi Lawan, applied for the court to try him summarily under Section 352 (2) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law (ACJL).

Drama, however, ensued in court, when the fifth defendant, Loise Duru, told the court that she was surprised that no charge count was filed against her accomplice, Monica Oracha (sixth defendant) to whom she had sold one of the stolen children to. Oracha’s counsel, Barr. Wilson Oranezi, prayed the court to discharge his client, who had spent over a year in custody, since she was not mentioned in the 38-count charge.

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