Governor Tambuwal aide’s son in pretrial detention for allegedly raping a minor

Aminu Hayatu Tafida alias Jaffa, the son of a special adviser to Governor Aminu Tambuwal has been remanded in custody for allegedly raping a minor.

Jaffa, who was arraigned in a Sokoto Magistrates’ Court on Monday, October 5, has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

While remanded in custody at the Sokoto Correctional Center to allow the police to complete their investigation and seek legal advice from the Justice Ministry, four other people identified as Umar Abubakar, Masa’ud Abubakar Gidado and Aliyu Shehu Kangi were released on bail for being involved in broadcasting a video of the rape incident.

The case was adjourned until October 19 for mention.

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