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JUST IN: Blasphemy: Abduljabbar Urges Court Set Aside, Verdict, Recommendations of Debate


Sheikh Abduljabar Muhammad Nasiru Kabara has approached Kano State High Court presided over by Chief Judge, Justice Nuraddeen Sagir seeking the court to set aside the proceeding and verdict of the debate or dialogue between himself (sheikh Abduljabar Muhammad Nasir Kabara) and Kano Islamic Schoolars, which was organised by Kano State Government on the 10th July, 2021.

In an ex-parte prayer by the led counsel to Sheikh Abduljabar, Barrister Saleh Muhd Bakaro which contained 7 affidavit Pharagraphs and sworn in by one Fatima Umar, argued that that Kano state Government was arrested and arraigned abduljabbar before the State Upper Sharia Court based on the verdict and recommendations of the debate.

” 6 days after the dialogue/debate our client was arrested and prosecuted in court sequence to the recommendations of  Professor Salisu Shehu, Chairman of the proceeding.

Bakaro, also argued that Abduljabar was not accorded fair hearing during the debate, praying the court to set aside the recommendation, argued that it was not accorded fair hearing.

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” Government should not relied on the recommendation of Professor Salisu Shehu to arrest our client”.

Consequently, Justice Nuradeen Sagir said the debate was an academic exercise between the scholars and Abduljabar, similarly he  was not coerced into the debate stressed that you ” you need to convince me between fair hearing and the debate”

The Chief Justice Adjourned the case to Wednesday, 28th, July, 2021 for ruling.

Justice Watch News, earlier reported that the Chairman of the proceeding during the debate/dialoque Professor Salisu Shehu at the end of the debate upheld that sheikh Abduljabar Kabara has failed to answer all the questions raised to him by the scholars in all the 6 rounds during the proceedings.

According to him, Abduljabbar kept on dodging all the questions raised to him and continued bringing different issues.

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Similarly, during the court proceeding today Tuesday, Barrister Bakaro prayed the court to review the proceedings of Chief Magistrate Muhammad Jibril which prompted Kano State Government to shut down Abduljabar Mosques at Filin Mushe in Gwale LGA and all his places of worship.

Bakaro told the court that the Kano state Government and Office of the Attorney General served him with the motion today after 19 days of service.

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In his response, Musa Muhammad Dahuru, Kano State Director Civil Litigation in the State Ministry of Justice, prayed the court to extend time for him to respond to the motion of the Applicant on behalf of all respondents.

Consequently, Justice Sagir granted the prayer and adjourned the case to 19th August, 2021 for hearing.

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