Yesterday, the Kano State Police Command arraigned Hauwa’u Aminu, Aisha Aminu, Zahra’u Zubairu, Dahira Abdulrahman, Aisha Musa, Lawal Idris and 20 others in a Kano Chief Magistrates’ Court for conspiracy and inciting public disturbance.
The 26 Shiite members were charged with criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, disturbance of public peace and inciting public disturbance.
The Prosecuting counsel, Mr. Sunday Ekwe, told the court that the accused persons committed the offence on October 12, 2016 at about 1pm.
Ekwe said all the 26 Shiite members criminally conspired and unlawfully assembled themselves and blocked Ibrahim Taiwo Road up to Kofar Mata down to Emir palace.
“The accused persons unlawfully restraint the members of the public from having access to the road and their places of business, a conduct that disturbed and cause breach of public peace “
The prosecutor said the offense contravened sections 97, 102,113 and 114 of the Penal Code. The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the content of the First Information Report.
The counsel for the accused persons, Haruna Magashi, applied for their bail, adding that most of them were nursing mothers and had families to take care of.
He assured the magistrate that they would neither interfere in police investigation nor jump bail.