April 13, 2024

A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Kano state has ordered the remand of 25 suspected fraudsters in a correctional facility for forgery.

The suspects include Aminu Salisu, Kamilu Yusuf, Baba Jibril and 22 other accomplices who were allegedly arrested in possession of forged documents belonging to Kano Road Traffic Agency.

Arraigning the defendants before the court presided over by Halima Wali, on three count charge, Tijjani Ibrahim told the court that the defendants allegedly committed the offence on 22nd July, 2023.

He said the offence contravened Section 97, of the Constitution as well as the Penal Code.

When the content of first information reports were read over to them, they pleaded not guilty.

Consequently, counsel for the defendants, Nazifi Rabiu, prayed the court to admit the defendants on bail, pursuant to Section 35, (6), 36 (5) of the constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended, 171, (3) of the Adminstration of Criminal Justice Law, Kano State 2019.

The presiding magistrate, Halima Wali, adjourned the sitting to July 27, for ruling on the bail application by the counsel for the defendants.

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