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Court adjourns hearing on Jigawa by-election

The case involving PDP chieftain, Alhaji Garba Soja who bailed 53 suspected thugs arrested for allegedly perpetrating mayhem at Sankara village during the recent - by election to fill the vacancy created  by the death of the late Jigawa deputy speaker, Alhaji Sule Udi,  has been adjourned to the  29th of October for hearing.

Soja  signed N50 million bond as surety for the suspects before they were released to him on bail.
 The Presiding Magistrate Tijjani Garba Ringim said the case was adjourned to enable the accused person bring his lawyer to court.
 Earlier, the accused Alhaji Garba Soja appealed to the court to adjourn the case in view of the fact that his lawyer was absent from court.
One the counsels to the complainant, Barrister Garun Gabas, in his submission said if justice is to be done, the court should order the police to arrest the 53 suspected thugs who are walking free on the streets to come and face justice.