THE police in Zamfara State at the weekend filed criminal charges against Senator Yerima Bakura and 29 others at a Zamfara High Court over alleged conspiracy to commit armed robbery.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that counsel to the police, Oloye Torugbene, sought the leave of the court to prosecute the case, pursuant to the Criminal Procedure.
He told the court that all relevant documents, including affidavits, exhibits, names and addresses of accused persons, as well as written statements of witnesses and the accused persons, had been submitted to the court.
He, therefore, urged the court to proffer a criminal charge based on the evidence provided for prosecution.
He said, already, the accused persons who had been served arraignment notice, were released through police administrative bail and pleaded with the court to fix a date for hearing.
The Chief Judge of the state, Justice Kulu Aliyu, said in a ruling that the court was competent to handle the case.
Aliyu urged the prosecutor to serve the accused persons with all the relevant documents and fixed Jan. 13, 2014 for hearing.
The member of the House of Representatives from Gusau/Tsafe,Alhaji Ibrahim Shehu, had, in June, alleged that some people mobilised some thugs to kill him.
He alleged that during the incident, the attackers removed large sum of money from his vehicle.
He reported the case to the Inspector-General of Police, who set up an investigation that led to the court case.