Thursday, January 28, 2016 8:51 pm
The Police in Kano state on Thursday arraigned the proprietor of Hassan Gwarzo College Kano, Prof. Ibrahim Ayagi and three others over a sodomy scandal that rocked the College recently.
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 charge 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, told the court that he was vehemently opposed to the arraignment of his client against the earlier date fixed by the court.
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 granted bail.
However, Police Prosecution counsel, Barrister S. O. Akwe said there was never a time the accused persons were shabbily treated or unilaterally arrested.
He said bringing the matter to the court against the date fixed (Feb.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 Feb. 29, date fixed for the continuation of hearing the case remained intact.
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 the matter.