By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – Three suspected killers of Abdulkarim Bala Ibn Na-Allah, were on Thursday arraigned before a Kaduna High Court on three count charges.
The suspects; Bashir Mohammed, Nasiru Balarabe and Suleiman Salisu were charged for criminal conspiracy, robbery and culpable homicide under Justice Amina Bello.
The Kaduna state Solicitor-General and the lead prosecution Counsel, Dari Bayero, in his submission requested the honourable court to discontinue the case for mentioning as the 1st and 2nd defendants were not represented by any counsel at the court.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after the Court sitting, Bayero said, the 1st and 2nd defendants must be represented by counsel(s) for fair hearing.
Also in his submission, Counsel to the 3rd defendant, Avong Emmanuel, requested for the bail of his client on the ground of health challenges. However the application was not granted by the court.
It would be recalled that Abdulkarim, a pilot, was killed in August 2021 at his home in Kaduna.
Reports has it that the suspects forcefully gained access into the resident of the deceased at Umar Gwandu Road Malali, in Kaduna North Local Government Area, during the night hours, choked him to dead in cold blood and made away with his Lexus SUV to an unknown destination.
The case was adjourned to 21st March, 2022 for proper arraignment and trial.