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Court Remands Former Bauchi Commissioner In Prison For Allegedly Killing His Friend

The friend was killed after he confronted the ex-commissioner confronted for making sexual advances at his teenage daughter.

A former commissioner for Information in Bauchi State, Mohammed Damina has been remanded in correctional custody pending the outcome of an investigation by the police into the alleged killing of his friend, Adamu Babanta.

Court Remands Former Bauchi Commissioner In Prison For Allegedly Killing His Friend

Court Remands Ex-Bauchi Commissioner In Prison

Damina was remanded in prison by the Chief Magistrate Court III sitting in Bauchi which also directed the police to transfer the case from the Motor Traffic Division to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID).

The police had accused Damina of killing his friend in a motor accident on October 30 while trying to escape from Babanta who confronted him for making sexual advances at his teenage daughter.

The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ahmed Wakil, while confirming the case to journalists, said, “At about 7:30pm, a case of fatal motor accident was transferred from the Yelwa Division for a discreet investigation, it was a case of culpable homicide.

“One Khadijah Adamu Babanta, was enticed by a man, Mohammed Damina, Galadiman Dass, a 68-year-old resident of Yelwa.

“When Galadima enticed her, she told her father about it, then she told the father that the said man was waiting for her at a filling station.

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“Her father followed her to the place. On getting there, the father, now deceased, confronted Galadima through the passenger’s side of his car.

“As they were discussing, Galadima zoomed off the vehicle while the deceased was still hanging on to the car door to a point where he fell and was rushed to ATBUTH for medical attention but was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.”

During the trial on Thursday, Chief Magistrate, Safiya Musa Salihu remanded Damina in prison and directed the police to transfer the case from the Motor Traffic Division to the SCID.

She gave the order on Thursday after going through the police First Information Report (FIR) and the coroner’s post-mortem report in respect of the deceased Adamu Babanta as well as the medical report submitted to the court.

The chief magistrate also adjourned the matter until November 23.

Meanwhile, APC has accused PDP of hiring a group called “APC support group”, spreading what it calls “hate and deception” against the party’s governorship flagbearer in Bauchi State, former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar Sadique (Rtd.)

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