KATSINA STATE HIGH COURT OF APPEAL DISMISSES MAHADI SHEHU’S APPLICATION AGAINST MUSTAPHA INUWA
The Katsina State High Court of Appeal has today ruled on a case filed by Mahadi Shehu challenging the acquittal of the Second Islamic High Court in Katsina on charges of defamation and defamation filed by Dr Mustapha Inuwa. .
The judge, Abbas Bawale, arrived at about 8:28 am, after which the court clerk instructed the clerk of the court to summon the case before him.
The Registrar has filed a petition filed by Mahadi Shehu in the case of Mustapha Muhammad Inuwa (Secretary to the Government of Katsina State).
Mustapha Inuwa’s lawyer, Barrister Abubakar Sahu Ibrahim, stood up and introduced himself, while a lawyer by the name of Saddam Hamisu arrived at the same time, stating that he was represented by Barrister Abbas Machika, Mahadi Shehu’s lawyer.
The judge then announced that he would read out the verdict of the court today, in accordance with a law declaring that the court must rule within 3 months of the completion of the hearing before the plaintiffs.
Therefore, she said that considering that the last session was held on 28/9/2021, she should give her verdict today. Therefore, Maishari’a Abbas Bawale said to the Court as follows:
1. The court accepted the statement of Mustapha Inuwa’s lawyer saying; Earlier, Mahdi’s lawyer failed to comment on the reason for their second appeal out of the six reasons they presented to the court in writing. The court therefore dismissed that 2nd appeal.
2. In the case of the 1st appeal, where the Mahdi’s lawyer asked the court to declare that the summons issued by the Islamic Sharia Court to Mahdi was invalid, it was unlawful because the charge was filed against the summons. and a verse of law which does not apply now, and it is unethical to associate the Mahdi with the summons. So they asked for it to be canceled.
The judge reviewed the evidence presented by each of them on the matter and said that the court was satisfied with the evidence of Mustapha Inuwa’s lawyer that the case filed against Mahdi was unconstitutional and therefore dismissed it. reason for appeal 1.
The court also rejected the case of the 3rd Mahdi’s lawyer, which according to the judge, was the second reason which the court had already dismissed because the Mahdi’s lawyer had failed in the first place, failing to do so. that word for that reason.
In this regard, Maishari’a Abbas Bawale said that the reason for the 3rd appeal was also rejected by the court.
Their complaint alleges that the court deprived Mahdi of his right to a hearing because she said he had the right to appeal within 30 days, but also ordered him to appear in court before the deadline to appeal. .
The judge said he followed in the footsteps of the lower court and was satisfied with the evidence of Mustapha Inuwa’s lawyer that his rights had not been violated at all.
Because he did not even go to court, nor did he claim that he was barred from speaking, or that he was not heard.
The judge explained that, according to lawyer Abubakar Sahu Ibrahim, “everyone is guilty, it starts from the time the accused is arraigned in court, the charges are read to him, and he is questioned; did or did not do it “saying that he had never seen this happen to the Mahdi before the Islamic Courts.
He said the court had rejected the claim of Mahdi’s lawyer, Barrister Abbas Abdullahi Machika.
Responding to Mahadin’s lawyer’s request to overturn the Shariah Court’s order to arrest Mahdi, Maishari’a Bawale said the court had jurisdiction to do so as it had not been ordered to suspend proceedings.Because it only allows the appeal. He emphasized that, though