…We met crowd without face mask, Social distance.. Police
…No case submission set for 16th March
By Achadu Gabriel, Ksduna
The Nigerian Police, last sitting presented Insp.Felix Godwin as their fourth and last witness, who testified at the Magistrate Court, Ibrahim Taiwo Road, Kaduna.
lnsp. Godwin testified on the case of a storey building demolition on the order of Governor el-Rufai at Asher Restaurant and Lounge, venue of the purported sex party of December, 2020.
Godwin who was part of the ASP Alfa Yahaya led operation, recounted the events that followed the sting Operation at Asher keens and queens Restaurant and Lounge in Sabon Tasha.
The inspector who admitted that no sex party was sighted when they arrival the place and non of the defendants were seen dancing naked, however stated that the place was crowded with people without complying to COVID-19 law as the people did not observed sociial distancing and we’re without face masks.
“When we arrived at Asher Restaurant and Lounge there was no sex party and none of the defendants was dancing naked. But, the place was crowded and they violated the Kaduna State Covid-19 law because they were not wearing face mask, no social distancing, hand sanitizers were not provided.
During the cross examination of lnsp. Godwin, who was 4th and last police witness, Counsel to the defendants, Barr. Sam Atung asked him if he has ever seen the Kaduna State Covid-19 Law, which he claimed the defendants violated, but he replied: “No, I only heard about the Kaduna State Covid-19 Law on the news.”
Barr. Atung, said that the Nigerian Police have concluded calling their witnesses, adding that they no longer have any witness in the matter, “all their witnesses have testified.
“Police have closed their cases. We asked for a date to address it on no case to answer submission and the Court set aside 16th March, 2020 for no case submission (no case to answer).
“We filed a written address, all we tried to demonstrate before the Court is that assuming the evidence they have given before the Court is even believed that they have not mete out the case for the defendants to be called upon to enter a defense,” he further explained.