A Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Wednesday, refused to transfer a breach of fundamental rights suit filed by a Kano Cleric, Sheikh Abduljabbar Kabara.
Justice Watch News reports that the application for enforcement of fundamental human right was filed by Kabara through his counsel, Dalhatu Shehu Usman.
The Respondents in the suit include: Kano Upper Shari’a Court and Kano State Government.
The applicant is challenging the proceedings of the Upper Shari’a Court.
When the case came up, Wednesday for hearing, Barrister Shehu Usman informed the court that his client wanted the suit be transferred to vacation judge in Abuja.
“My Lord, my client said he has lost confidence in this court that he will not get fair hearing”
Shehu Usman in court room alleged that the presiding judge had an audience with the Attorney General of Kano State Barrister Musa Abdullahi Lawan in his chamber today for over 30 minutes.
Counsel to the Respondents, Director Civil Litigation, Kano State Ministry for Justice, Dahuru Muhammad, told the court that today at about 9:00 a.m counsel to the applicant served him with another copy of fundamental rights suit filed in Abuja.
“The filing of another breach of fundamental human rights suit while this is pending is an abuse of court processes”
In his ruling Justice Abdullahi Liman, refused to transfer or strike out the fundamental rights suit.
“I will ignore the reason of the transfer of the suit and the visit of the Attorney General of Kano State should not be associated with this suit.
“The allegations seems to be untrue. One party is not entitled to choose a particular court or judge his case to be tried”
Liman adjourned the case until Sept. 22, for hearing.
Justice Watch News earlier reports that the Cleric is standing trial before a Kano Upper Shari’a Court for alleged blasphemy.