Home JUSTICE & JUDICIARY Arraignment of Lebanese National in Kano Federal High Court Delayed Due to...

Arraignment of Lebanese National in Kano Federal High Court Delayed Due to Labour Strike

Alibert Furniture

The arraignment of Mr Maged Ali Taan, a Lebanese national, and Mustapha Tiamiyu, an employee of Alibert Products of Nigeria Limited, was delayed on Wednesday at the Federal High Court in Kano.

The ongoing organized labor strike was the cause of the slight hitch.

According to the charge sheet prepared by Barrister Abdussalam Danmaidaki Saleh, the Inspector General of Police has charged Ali Taan and Mustapha Tiamiyu with conspiracy, arson, and attempted tampering with an electric transformer.

Read Also: Fire Engulfs Popular Garden Park, Restaurants in Kano

The alleged offenses took place on December 20, 2021, at No 5C Murtala Mohammed Way, Kano, where Ali Taan occupied the premises as a tenant and used it as a showroom for his products.

The charge sheet sighted by Justice Watch News also alleged that after allegedly setting fire to the building, Ali Taan made a fraudulent insurance claim.

Read Also: Motion for Stay: Records Transfer to Court of Appeal in N30 Billion Judgment – Kano AG

Furthermore, he is accused of attempting to tamper with the electric cables and transformer used to supply electricity to the building.

The prosecution stated that the defendants’ actions are in violation of the provisions of Section 3(6), 1(4)(a), and 1(19) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act.

Read Also Demolition: FHC Grants Stay of Execution Conditionally, Orders Kano Government to Pay N30 Billion Within 7 Days

Due to the ongoing industrial action by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), the arraignment of the two defendants could not proceed on the scheduled day.

However, Barrister Abdussalam Danmaidaki Saleh informed journalists that the court has rescheduled the arraignment for November 22, 2023.

b-medix

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here