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Blasphemy: Kano Cleric Abduljabbar Terminates Lawyer’s Service

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Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara, the Kano Cleric, who is appealing his death sentence at the Kano High Court’s Appeal Division, has terminated the services of his lawyer, Barrister Sadik Yusuf, and plans to hire a new one.

During the previous court session, Justice Watch News observed Abduljabbar having an intense conversation with Barrister Sadik outside the courtroom.

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This occurred after the counsel sought costs for allegedly serving the state government’s counsel with court documents earlier than the state asserted.

Abduljabbar appeared angry and upset during their discussion.

During today’s hearing, Wednesday, the Kano State Government’s counsel, Barrister Bashir Saleh, informed the court that the Appellant’s counsel had previously served them with a letter dated 10th May, 2024, indicating his withdrawal from the case.

Justice Watch News also noted that Barrister Sadik Yusuf, the Appellant’s Counsel, has filed two motions to the court.

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These motions challenge the accuracy of the record from the Upper Shari’ah Court, alleging that certain parts of the proceedings were omitted.

Additionally, he has filed a motion seeking to amend, delete, or rephrase section 274 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law 2019 of Kano State, as he alleges it was not part of the lower court proceedings.

The Counsel however, urged the court to struck out the two pending applications by the Appellant’s former lawyer.

Justice Nasiru Saminu in his ruling refused the prayer, stating that the application was not mature and ripe for hearing.

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In a chat with Justice Watch News, Barrister Bashir Saleh said the Respondent will patiently await the Appellant’s selection of a new lawyer, given that the weight of the death sentence rests upon him.

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