Kano - The Police in Kano on Thursday, arraigned
the proprietor of Hassan Gwarzo College in Kano, Prof. Ibrahim Ayagi and
three others over a sodomy scandal that had rocked the College
The arraignment followed the investigation ordered by the Kano state government which was handled by a high powered Commission.
Ayagi and three others were arraigned on eight count charges which
bordered on criminal conspiracy, negligence, failure to provide
information and joint action among others.
In his submission, counsel to the accused, Barrister Abdulrazak
Bagwai, had told the court that he was vehemently opposed to the
arraignment of his client against the earlier date fixed by the court.
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According to him, his clients were subjected to ill treatment by the
police detectives in Kano despite the fact that the court had
restrained the police from further arresting them since they were
However, Police Prosecution counsel, Barrister S. O. Akwe said there
was never a time the accused persons were shabbily treated or
He said bringing the matter to the court against the date fixed (February 29) was not meant for further deliberation on the matter.
He stressed that it was to draw the attention of the court that an
additional charge had been slammed against the first accused; who is the
proprietor of the College.
The presiding judge, Chief Magistrate Aminu Kabara maintained that
the February 29, date fixed for the continuation of hearing the case
NAN recalled that the accused were first arraigned before the court
on Tuesday, but the presiding judge Aminu Kabara adjourned the case to
February 21 for the prosecutors to carry out further investigation on