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Native Doctor kills Man While Testing Bulletproof Charm In Katsina

Usman Saidu of Kakumi village in Bakori Local Government Area of Katsina State, a 45-year-old native doctor, has been nabbed and thrown behind bars over culpable homicide & alleged criminal conspiracy.

On December 22, 2017,Mr Usman Saidu at Gobirawa village in Safana Local Government Area of the state, prepared and gave a charm, he claimed could serve as bullet proof and protect a 27-year-old Aliyu Yahuza.

Inspector Sani Ado,a Police prosecutor, told Bakori Magistrate Court that after Yahuza drank the concoction, a dane gun was brought to test the efficacy of the charm on him.
He added that Saidu reportedly fired Yahuza’s on the chest, killing him on the spot.

Ado added that, the victim was later taken to General Hospital, Dustinma, where he was pronounced dead by medical doctors.

“ and his corpse was photographed and then released to relatives for burial.”

The prosecutor further said that, the offence was contrary to Sections 97 and 222(7) of the Penal Code.

Inspector Ado told the court that investigation was still in progress on the case and requested for an adjournment, which the court granted.

Hajiya Falila Dikko of the Magistrate Court, however, directed that Saidu be remanded in prison custody till February 22 when the matter would be heard.

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