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Kano refutes allegation of hiring mercenaries against Kabara


[FILES] Kano State. Photo/facebook/drabdullahiumargandujeofr/

The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Kano State, Barrister Musa A. Lawan, yesterday debunked allegations of engagement of mercenaries to prosecute the blasphemous charges against controversial Kano based Islamic scholar, Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara.

The Justice Commissioner was apparently reacting to a sponsored local radio programme, where the office of the Attorney General was accused of expending millions of naira to hire the services of senior lawyers while hundreds of state prosecutors were sited idle.


M. A Lawan, who declared that no state prosecutor was idle as claimed, insisted those peddling the allegations, were ignorant individuals who knew next to zero about the rudiments in legal prosecution.

Addressing journalists at the ministry, the commissioner said the insinuation was not only injurious and calculated to ridicule the state government but equally meant to creating needless tension in Kano.

The AG, who reminded that government will go extra miles to ascertain the veracity of the allegations, threatened to institute legal action against the sponsors of the act.


“Although, as Attorney General of Kano State, I have the constitutional mandate to allow any lawyer to interfere in the case or any other case whatsoever, but we would never deem it fit to go out of our ways. Unfortunately, those peddling the rumour are not even legally sound to understand the workings of the law.

” Now, for the information of the public, any lawyer seen in Kano joining the Sheikh Abduljabar Nasiru Kabara’s case is doing that on voluntary basis just to offer free services.

“The rumour mongers are only trying hard in every attempt to create unnecessary disharmony amongst our lawyers and the government and also politicised the matter.


“But i can assure you that the perpetrators will not go unpunished. We are examining the issue and we are considering legal actions on it,” the attorney general noted.

Lawan emphasised that Kano State is having over 83 Sharia Courts, 90 High Courts, besides the Federal High Xourt and Appeal Court, adding that state prosecutors are constantly busy with files of cases covering the entire jurisdictions.


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