At least 34 lawyers have indicated interest to defend suspected killers of Deborah Samuel, a 200-Level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, who was lynched by a mob on May 12 over alleged blasphemy.
The lawyers were at the Sokoto Chief Magistrate’s Court on Monday, May 16, to defend the suspects identified as Bilyaminu Aliyu and Aminu Hukunci.
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According to reports, the suspects pleaded not guilty to the crime and the trial judge (name withheld for security reasons) ordered them to be remanded at a correctional center.
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This case has caused an uproar on social media as many cry out for justice for the 200 level student. Deborah has been buried in her hometown, Niger State and her parents revealed that she was the second child of seven children.
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