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Boko Haram assault: Man drags mosque security members to court



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By Tom Garba, Yola

A young man, Kabiru Sajo, has dragged some members of a Yola bye-pass mosque security committee before an Area Court for alleged assault.

Sajoh had on Sunday afternoon had a scuffle with some youths assigned to handle screening at the mosque for alleged refusal to be screened with metal detector introduced by the mosque committee in view of the recent bombing incidents in Yola.

The case filed at the Damare Area Court attracted crowds of Muslim faithful who went in solidarity with the accused, a development which prompted Area Court Judge,  Hussaini Tahir to call the parties involved to settled the matter amicable.

However, the media were not allowed to cover the meeting, as their gadgets were seized by officials of the court who claimed that they did not seek clearance from the court registrar to cover the event.

Many of the Muslim faithful who stormed the court in solidarity claimed that the plaintiff, Sajo, a son to a senior judicial staff, Magistrate Hindatu Bala, was just trying to use his mother’s position to deal with those who had a scuffled with him.

They based their argument on the claim that when officials of the mosque went to see the mother over the incident, she was annoyed and refused to see them.

The closed-door meeting held at the magistrate chamber had in attendance the Magistrate Hussaini Tahir, the District Head of Yola, Alhaji Sa’adu Bawuro, the complainant, Kabiru Sajo and his Mother, Hindatu Bashir as well as the accused persons and officials of the affected mosque.

Meanwhile, journalists whose equipment were impounded were released to them.

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