BY ANKELI EMMANUEL,Sokoto
The Magistrate Court sitting in Sokoto yesterday remanded, Amimu Hayatu
Tafida, (Baffa) the son of governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal’s Special
Adviser on Social Investments over alleged rape, recording and
circulation of same to the wider world for yet another 2 weeks.
Baffa was earlier remanded by the presiding Magistrate, Shu’aibu Ahmad
for two weeks which elapsed yesterday.
When the case came up for mentioning yesterday, the police prosecutor,
ASP Samuel Sule requested for an adjournment to 4/11/2020 to enable the
police conclude its investigation.
The presiding Magistrate granted the appeal of ASP Samuel as lawyers
of the defence counsel did not object.
The 3 other accused persons in the case we’re equally granted bail
till 4/11/2020 when the case will be coming up for further
Recall that, Baffa was alleged to have committed the offence sometimes
in 2017 but released the video three years after when the survivor’s
dowry had been paid and time fixed for her marriage.
The purported circulation of her nude video according to the family of
the lady led to the calling off of her marriage.
In his suit, the prosecutor, ASP Sule charged the Special Adviser’s
son, alongside his friends with an act of gross indecency, abetment,
sale of obscene book and printing or engraving matter known to be
defamatory contrary to sections, 60(2), 377, 262, 48, 171, 173 and 379
of the Sokoto State Penal Code, 2019.