Aliyu Yahuza has died untimely after relying on a
bulletproof charm popularly regarded as ‘Odeshi’
in the Nigerian local parlance.
A native medicine seller in Katsina State,
Usman Saidu, has been remanded in the prison custody in connection with the death of a 27- year-old man , Aliyu Yahuza.
Yahuza, it was learnt, died after being shot with a Dane gun.
The deceased was said to have drunk a ‘bullet-
repelling’ concoction prepared by the native doctor,
who assured him that he could not die from gunshot .
To test the efficacy of the charm, Yahuza was said to
have presented himself to be shot at.
He, however, died on the spot after a dane gun was fired at him
The native doctor , Saidu , has been charged with
criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide.
The 42- year – old will be in the prison custody till
February 22 , 2018 when his case would come up for
mention before a senior magistrate , Hajiya Falila Dikko .
The police prosecutor, Inspector Sani Ado , who read the First Information Report on the incident to the hearing of the court on Tuesday, said , “ Saidu was given a dane gun to test the reliability of the charm , but when he fired a shot at Yahuza’ s chest , he fell down and died on the spot.
“The victim was taken to the General Hospital, Dustin ma, where he was confirmed dead by doctors.”
The police said Saidu acted contrary to sections 97 and 222 ( 7 ) of Penal Code Code .
Ado , however, said investigation was still in progress
and prayed for an adjournment which the court granted.