One Maryan Musa has dragged five of her friends before a Shari’a Court sitting in Rigasa, Kaduna State for calling her a witch.
The names of the five were given as Saratu Ayuba, Bilkisu Musa, Jummai Abdullahi, Firdausi Ayuba and Adama Musa.
The court charged the five women for defamation of character and criminal conspiracy, noting that their actions were against sections 117 and 232 of the Shari’a Criminal Procedure Code (SCPC).
According to the prosecuting Counsel, Inspector Sambo Maigari, Maryan reported the case to the police on June 25.
The presiding judge, Malam Salisu Abubakar-Tureta granted bail to the defendants on the condition that they present a traditional title holder in their area to stand as a surety.
He also ordered the police to present viable witnesses, before adjourning adjourning case to July 12.