The team of 34 lawyers who appeared in court on Monday to defend two suspects arrested over the killing of Deborah Samuel, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto over alleged blasphemy, were led by a Professor, Mansur Ibrahim.
The suspects were arraigned in court following their arrest last week over their roles in the gruesome murder of Miss Deborah
She was stoned to death and then burnt by a mob over alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad (SAW) on a WhatsApp group.
The suspects, Bilyaminu Aliyu and Aminu Hukunci, were brought before a Sokoto Chief Magistrate’s Court for their alleged participation in the crime.
They pleaded not guilty when the charges against them were read in court.
The Police prosecutor, Inspector Khalil Musa, told the court that an investigation was in progress on the matter. He appealed to the court for another date to allow the police to conclude their investigation.