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Kaduna Court Remands Two in Custody for Unlawful Possession of Firearms

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A Kaduna Chief Magistrate’s Court remanded two men, Abdullahi Sadiq, 30, and Sani Nasiru, 28, at the Kaduna Correctional Centre on Wednesday for allegedly being in unlawful possession of firearms.

The presiding Chief Magistrate, Ibrahim Emmanuel ordered that the accused be remanded in custody pending advice by the state’s Director of Public Prosecutions.

Prosecuting Inspector, Sunday Baba had earlier told the court that police arrested the duo at the Rigasa area of Kaduna on 27 December 2022 with a locally-fabricated automatic pistol, a Dane gun, eight cutlasses, knives, and daggers.

He said they confessed to being on their way to Zaria, also in Kaduna State, to meet their gang leader – named Garba for a robbery operation.

Garba is still at large, he added.

The court did not take the accused plea as it lacked jurisdiction to try cases under the Kaduna State Robbery and Firearms (special provision) Act 2004.

Chief Magistrate Emmanuel adjourned the case till 6 February pending advice from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution.


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