The Nigerian Bar Association has urged the Nigeria Police Force and Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, to properly charge the suspects involved in the murder of Christian female student, Deborah Samuel, by Muslim extremists in Sokoto.
The legal association condemned the murder in a statement on Tuesday.
With particular reference to the murder of Miss Deborah Yakubu and related developments in Sokoto, we…are, however, worried by yet-to-be confirmed reports reaching us that the suspects have been charged with mere breach of public peace in an episode that cut short Deborah’s life in her prime,” the statement said.
The NBA is strongly opposed to a banalisation of the situation, and if these reports are true, then we call on the Sokoto State Government to immediately rethink its prosecution strategy and file charges that truly reflect the gravity of the situation,” the statement added.
The association postponed its NBA-SPIDEL conference which was scheduled to hold in Sokoto this May, condemning the extrajudicial killing of Ms Samuel.