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Adamawa Govt to designate special court for kidnap cases – Attorney General

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Mr Afraimu Jingi, the Adamawa Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, says the state government is considering the designation of a court to handle kidnap cases only for speedy trial.

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Jingi made this known on Wednesday in an interview with newsmen after leading five other state counsels to represent the state in two separate cases involving suspected kidnappers.

Jingi lauded security operatives in the state for recent clampdown on criminals, which led to the arrest of many suspected kidnappers, adding that speedy trial of suspects would bring soccour to victims and their families and further the confidence of citizens in government commitment to justice in the fight against violent crimes.

He said “we are thinking of a single court designed for kidnap cases so that we can have speedy trials.

“We appreciate the security agencies for the arrest of suspects.”

Meanwhile, a Yola High Court presided over by Justice Abdulaziz Waziri had on Wednesday adjourned two kidnap cases filed by Adamawa Government (State Vs Mohammed Goni and State Vs Mohammed Abubakar) till Feb. 20 to enable the state present its witnesses against the suspects who pleaded not guilty to the three-count charge on kidnapping levelled against them.

The suspects, Mohammed Goni and Mohammed Abubakar were arrested in Song and Girei local government areas

One of the suspects, Mohammed Goni was accused of threatening Hussaini Garba and Innocent Ochene through phone calls to give him N100,000 and N500,000 respectively or risk being kidnapped, while the other suspect, Mohammed Abubakar was accused with two others still at large for allegedly kidnapping one Francis Kaleb and Abiola Dubagari, and in the process shot and killed the father of one of their victims.

Nigeria News Agency recalls that on Monday, the Department of State Security (DSS) in Adamawa arraigned 12 suspected kidnappers in Yola High Court presided over by Justice Nathan Musa.

(NAN)