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Published On: Thu, Sep 18th, 2014

Court orders police to investigate Sim cards threats

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nigeria police badge logoFrom Femi Oyelola, Kaduna

Magistrate court sitting in Barnawa, Kaduna has ordered the police to investigate Sim cards alleged to have been used to carry out threat text messages to Mrs. Nancy Talatu Harry by a couple Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Otse, and two others.

It would be recalled that the couple alongside one Mr. George and Blessing Abel who are resident of a house in Narayi, Chikun local government area of Kaduna state were arraigned before the court on four count charges of threat to life, criminal conspiracy, defamation of character and assault by their landlady.

The couple, who were dragged to court along with the two other accused persons by one Mrs. Harry, who alleged that sometimes ago, the husband and his wife assaulted her and threatened to deal with her through series of text messages.

In his ruling, Magistrate Samson Kwasu of Barnawa Magistrate ordered that the case be transferred to the Sabo police station for further investigation, and to meet with the service providers to authenticate the sources of the text messages from the period of the incidence till date. Counsel to the accused, O.A Shokale had earlier objected to the transfer on grounds that no law backs the transfer and facts to be inquired into, but finally and reluctantly conceded being the first application at the instance of the prosecutor.

Meanwhile, the accused persons still enjoys the bail terms granted them at the last sitting.


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