The residents of Gobirawa village in
Safana Local Government Area of
Katsina state, were left in shock after
a native doctor killed his patient while
testing out ‘juju’ that he claimed could
repel bullets. A 45-year-old native medicine seller, Usman Saidu of
Kakumi village in Bakori Local
Government Area of Katsina State
was yesterday, kept behind bars over
alleged criminal conspiracy and
culpable homicide. Saidu had on December 22, 2017, at
Gobirawa village in Safana Local
Government Area of the state,
administered a native medicine that he
claimed could repel bullets on one 27-
year-old Aliyu Yahuza. A Police prosecutor, Inspector Sani
Ado, told Bakori Magistrate Court that
after Yahuza drank the concoction, a
dane gun was brought to test the
efficacy of the medicine on him. He
added that Saidu reportedly fired at Yahuza’s chest, killing him on the
spot. According to Ado, the victim was later
taken to General Hospital, Dustinma,
where he was pronounced dead by
medical doctors. Ado added that Quote “his corpse was photographed
and then released to relatives
for burial.” According to the prosecutor, 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

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