On Wednesday, a Kaduna State Magistrate Court sitting in Chediya GRA, Zaria, remanded three members of the Kaduna State Traffic Law Enforcement Agency (KASTLEA) for allegedly assaulting a married woman in front of her husband.
Nasiru DTO, Abubakar S, Dorcas Nana, and 10 other unidentified KASTLEA employees were accused of attempting to assault the plaintiff’s wife by attorneys Aminu Yahaya and Sumayya.
They would be remanded in custody until the case was heard on October 18, 2022.
The accused persons were charged under section 175 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law of Kaduna State, 2017.
Magistrate Rabi Hashim, who presided, said one of the charges is not a bailable offence.
Speaking to journalists after the court session, the Lead Counsel to the complaints, Dr. Hassan Bala, who is the Chairman, Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Zaria branch, said the KASTLEA personnel assaulted one of their members’ family on the 19th September, 2022.
According to him, on that fateful day, the complaints were on their way to hospital with his sick mother when they stopped him and demanded for vehicle particulars.
He said the complainant begged them to allow him take his sick mother to hospital, but they (KASTLEA) declined and went ahead to write a fine against him, adding that there and then, he told them that only the court of law has the right to slam a fine on anyone found guilty.
He explained that the KASTELEA personnel went ahead and removed his number plates, adding that when they discovered that he could implicate them, they turned to his wife, claiming she was video recording them.
He said they tried to collect the phone from her, but the husband collected the phone from her.
Dr. Bala further said the KASTLEA personnel turned to the husband who happens to be their member, overpowered him and collected the phone.
He said in the process, the lawyer sustained injury and the phone fell on the ground and got damaged.
The defence counsels were Nuradden Hassan, Haliru Salim, Abdulmumini Ishaq, Khalid Kabir, Kabir Hashim and Suwaiba A.D. Yusuf.