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Court Sets Date to Hear Applications For, Against Appeal of Abduljabbar’s Death Sentence

Sheikh Abduljabar Sheikh Nasir Kabara
Sheikh Abduljabar Sheikh Nasir Kabara

By Our Correspondent

One Musa San Turaki Fali, a disciple and follower of Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasir Kabara in Bauchi, has filed a suit before the Kano State High Court.

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The Applicant, through his legal representative, Barrister Hashim Hussain Fagge is seeking leave to file an appeal to challenge the judgment of the Kano Upper Shari’ah Court Kofar Kudu.

Justice Watch News, gathered that the said judgment, issued on 15th December 2022, sentenced Abduljabbar Nasir Kabara to death by hanging after finding him guilty of blasphemy.

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The Applicant, Fali, informed the court that he filed the suit as an interested party in accordance with Section 272 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

He stated that the application was filed before the court on 4th September 2023.

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During the Monday hearing for the Applicant’s Motion, Barrister Musa Dahuru Muhammad, representing the Kano State Government, filed a motion on notice requesting an extension of time to respond to the Applicant’s prayers challenging the judgment of the Upper Sharia Court.

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Similarly, Applicant’s counsel Hashim Fagge also requested an adjournment on behalf of his client, to enable him respond to the Kano State Government’s counter affidavit.

After considering both sides, Justice Sunusi Ado Ma’aji adjourned the case to 12th February for hearing of the applications.

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