Kabara’s lawyers allege Ganduje’s interference in court process
Counsel of the embattled Islamic scholar, Abduljabbar Kabara, yesterday alleged that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State was meddling in the legal action already instituted against their client.
The lawyers equally accused Ganduje of drawing similarity in the case of their client to that of the dreaded Maitatsine and Boko Haram in his recent public comments, an action they said amounted to the height of defamation of character on the person of Kabara.
An Upper Sharia Court had, last week, ordered the remand of the controversial Islamic scholar at Kano Correctional Centre over the blasphemy charge against him by Kano government.
Addressing journalists in Kano yesterday, leader of the legal team, Saleh Bakaro, declared that concluding that Kabara had abused the personality of the holy prophet of Islam, despite that the case was still pending before a court of law for determination, was dictatorial and dangerous for the justice system in the country.
“As lawyers, we are not unaware that there are pending cases before the state and federal high courts as well as the Upper Sharia Court. What prompted us to address you today concerning the issues is the unfortunate development where the Chief Executive of the Government of Kano State made some disturbing utterances, which we view as prejudicial and threat to the course of justice as it relates to our client, Shiekh Abduljabbar Nasir Kabara,” the counsel stated.
The Sharia court sitting in Kofar Kudu has fixed July 28, 2021 to hear the blasphemy charge against Kabara.
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