A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kano on Friday, ordered the remand of three men, Abba Aminu, 27, Hashimu Lawan, 29 and Abubakar Mukhtar, 25, in a correctional centre for allegedly being in possession of dangerous weapons.
The police charged the suspects with criminal conspiracy, attempt to commit the offence: to wit robbery, and being in possession of dangerous weapons.
Chief Magistrate, Mustapha Sa’ad-Datti, ordered the remand of the suspects to a correctional centre.
He directed the police to return the case file to the State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.
Sa’ad-Datti adjourned the matter until February 14 for a hearing.
Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Miss Asma’u Ado, told the court that the suspects committed the offence on September 5, 2022, at Zoo Road Quarters, Kano.
Ado alleged that the suspects, on the same date at about 1:30am were arrested by the police while on surveillance patrol and were found to be in possession of three long sharp knives and charms.
She said that the offence contravened the provision of sections 97,95, and 103 of the Penal Code.
The suspects, however, denied committing the offence.