A Kaduna State Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, ordered the remand of two brothers in a correctional centre pending legal advice, after they allegedly stabbed their their friend to death at a pool party in an hotel in the state capital.
The siblings; Shawal and Annas Mohammed, who reside in the Badarawa area of the state, were charged with two counts of criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide.
Lukman Sidi, the Magistrate, refused to take the plea of the defendants and ordered the police to return the case file to the Kaduna Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Inspector Chidi Leo, the prosecution counsel, told the court that, “the case was transferred by the DPO from Gabasawa Police Station to the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (CIID) Kaduna, through a letter dated September 30.
“One Shamshudeen Umar of Kawo in Kaduna reported the case at the police station.
“On the same date at about 1.00p.m, the defendants fought with one Mubarak Sani of Yantaba Road Ungwan Shanu Kaduna during a pool party at Hamdala Swimming Pool Kaduna.
“During the fight, the defendants used a knife and stabbed Sani on his neck where he sustained serious injuries.
“The victim (Sani) was rushed to Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital Kaduna but was confirmed dead by the medical doctor on duty.
“The offence contravened the provisions of sections 59 and 91 of the Penal Code laws of Kaduna State 2017,” he said.