The Upper Shari’a Court sitting in Gusau, Zamfara State, has adjourned until December 30 a case of alleged kidnapping and cattle rustling preferred against a former commissioner, Ministry of Local Governments, Bello Dankande Gamji.
The presiding judge, Abdulhadi Sani Gusau, refused to grant bail to the accused person and ordered that he be remanded in prison custody until the adjourned date.
The judge had also ruled that the court has jurisdiction to entertain the case, contrary to the accused person’s counsel argument that the court had no power to hear it.
The former commissioner was brought to the court two weeks ago for the alleged kidnapping of two people — Sani Na’awala and Alhaji Ja’o.
He was also charged for alleged rustling of 50 cows and 52 sheep belonging to the two people allegedly kidnapped.
Mr. Ibrahim Haruna, who presented the case, said the former commissioner had instructed two vigilante group members — Saminu Gandau and Shitu Mafara — to abduct Sani Na’awala and Alhaji Ja’o and to also confiscate their animals.
Gamji had denied all the allegations.