Kano Governor, Ganduje In Contempt Of Court, Comparing Cleric In Alleged Blasphemy Case, Abduljabbar To Boko Haram— Lawyers

The attorneys representing Kano cleric, Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara, enmeshed in a case of alleged blasphemy, have known as on the Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje to desist from issuing disturbing utterances towards their shopper. 

The name was made by Barrister M Bakaro, the top of the authorized staff representing Kajara in a press convention on Sunday night in Kano.

Kano Governor, Ganduje In Contempt Of Court, Comparing Cleric In Alleged Blasphemy Case, Abduljabbar To Boko Haram— Lawyers 2

He additionally alleged that Ganduje had in contrast the cleric to Boko Haram militants and a controversial preacher previously, Maitatsine.

Bakaro, in addition to different members of the authorized staff, famous that the statements of the state authorities are prejudicial and a menace to the course of justice for Kajara.

According to him, there are pending circumstances earlier than the State and Federal High Courts in addition to the Upper Sharia Court that ought to limit the governor because the state’s Chief Executive from making utterances considered as prejudicial and a menace to the course of justice because it pertains to their shopper.

He additionally described the method of the arrest of the scholar as a violation of the correct authorized process.

According to him, the governor wrongly ordered the cleric’s arrest, took him to court docket by 7: 30 pm on the identical day and later detained him in a Correctional Centre in Kano. 

He stated the motion contravenes the legislation.

“On Monday, 19th July 2021, the Governor of Kano state in the midst of some religious personalities made statements implying the following: He linked our client (Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara) with the dreaded Maitatsine and the Boko Haram.

“He admitted making the order for the detention of our shopper on the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Kano. The order which should have been made by the court docket earlier than which our shopper is standing trial in case No. CR/1/2021. Likewise, the governor made a press release giving path to the reason for the trial that’s but to begin earlier than the Upper Sharia Court.

“He concluded that our client has abused the personality of the Holy Prophet of Islam (S) notwithstanding that it is a subject matter of a case pending before a court of law for determination which our client pleaded not guilty to. 

“He denied our shopper his proper to freedom of faith, thought and expression by accusing him of deviating from the view of Saudi Arabia Salafy students (which to the Governor shall be adhered to because it got here from Saudi Arabia) regardless of the pendency of the case with swimsuit No. FHC/KN/CS/145/2021 on the Federal High Court wherein our shopper seeks to implement his basic rights of faith, thought and expression as enshrined within the Constitution of Nigeria,” Bakaro acknowledged.

The staff of attorneys known as on the Kano state governor to desist from additional interfering in the middle of judicial course of as all the problems at the moment are earlier than varied courts of legislation. 

They additionally urged all stakeholders together with the International Bar Association, Nigerian Bar Association, civil society organisations and safety businesses in Nigeria to carefully monitor the actions of Ganduje in relation to the circumstances and make sure that justice shouldn’t be solely executed, however seen to have been executed to their shopper.

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Kano Governor, Ganduje In Contempt Of Court, Comparing Cleric In Alleged Blasphemy Case, Abduljabbar To Boko Haram— Lawyers

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