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Trial of Doctor Slap Case Hits Snag Due to Absence of Case Diary

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By Our Correspondent

The absence of a case diary from Police on Wednesday stalled court proceeding in the ongoing trial of Haladu Muhammad, who is accused of criminally insulting a doctor at Murtala Muhammad Special Hospital in Kano.

The alleged incident involved Muhammad slapping the doctor while on duty.

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When the trial resumed on Wednesday, the prosecution counsel, Barrister Laraba Uba informed the court that the investigation into the matter was still ongoing and requested an adjournment to allow the police to bring the case diary for further proceedings.

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In response, Rabiu Shuaibu Abdullahi, the defense counsel, requested that the prosecution provide all necessary facilities and information related to the prosecuting of the case to enable him prepare for the defense.

Despite objections from the prosecution counsel, Uba, the presiding judge, Garba Hamza Malafa, of the Kano Upper Shari’ah Court ordered the prosecution to cooperate with the defense counsel and provide the required facilities.

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The judge subsequently adjourned the case to the 21st of February for further mention.

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