Former Zamfara Deputy Chief of Staff Bashir Maru at large as court begins hearing on two count criminal charges.
Zamfara State Police Command arraign Bashir and 4 others to Chief Magistrate Court One Gusau for Criminal Conspiracy, attempt to commit offence to wit.. criminal misappropriation against section 97 & 95 of Panel Code
Smarts News Reports that, Chief Magistrate Sa’adu Gurbin Bore after listening to arguments by Counsel to Plaintiff (Zamfara State Government) and accused persons, he adjourned the hearing to a Date to be communicated later.
Earlier, Counsel to the number one respondent Isah Jabbi Usman, Barrister Ahmad Kwatarkwashi informed the presiding judge that, the court lacks jurisdiction to hear the matter and urged him to transfer the case to a Higher Court of competent jurisdiction.
While Muhammad Aminu Esq counsel to the plaintiff urged the court not to grant bail to 2 of the suspects who appear before the court to enable Police continue conducting their investigations as well as arrest of other 3 respondent at large including the former Deputy Chief of Staff to Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawalle and immediate past chairman of the State Hospital Services management Board, Dr Bashir Muhammad Maru who neither appear before the court nor send his representative
The Zamfara State Police Command who is investigating the matter has arraigned the accused persons along with the official vehicle which Zamfara State Government accused Dr Bashir Muhammad Maru for conspiring with four other to sell without perio knowledge of the government which they have changed its initial paint colour to black.