A Magistrate’s Court in Kano has convicted one Yusuf Suleman to eight months imprisonment or a fine of N40,000, after pleading guilty to a three-count charge of incitement, assault and disturbance of public peace by assaulting Hajiya Baraka Sani, Special Adviser to the President on Agriculture.
The court, presided over by Ibrahim Khalil Muhammad, had heard that the young man was said to have led a group of youths,which pelted Hajiya Baraka Sani, Special Adviser to the President on Agriculture, with stones, when she went to the Giginyu polling unit to cast her vote, during the last general election, but, was allegedly chased away by some aggrieved persons.
Hajiya Baraka and her younger sister,however, managed to escape with injuries. She laterreturned with security men to cast her vote.
Police in Kano have also arraigned 67 persons for electoral offences before various courts. Their offences included snatching of ballot boxes, possession of dangerous weapons at polling centres as well as disrupting the free conduct of the March 28, 2015 election.