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Lungunda chieftaincy suit: Fintiri’s commissioner allegedly went blind in court

By Emmanuel Samaila, Yola
31 May 2022   |   2:46 am
There was drama yesterday at the Adamawa State Chief judge’s court, as Governor Ahmadu Fintiri’s Commissioner for Education and Human Development, Mrs. Wulbina Jackson, who mounted the witness box, claimed to blind.

[files] Fintiri. Photo: TWITTER/IDOMIYA/GOVUMAR

There was drama yesterday at the Adamawa State Chief judge’s court, as Governor Ahmadu Fintiri’s Commissioner for Education and Human Development, Mrs. Wulbina Jackson, who mounted the witness box, claimed to blind.

The witness said she cannot recognised an affidavit she deposed to the court.

The Chief judge of the State, Justice Nathan Musa, who was angered by the claims, asked her ,”if you are blind who guided you into the witness box, who guided you inside the court room, I can’t accept your blindness inside my court.”

After the judge issued the warning, Jackson admitted that she can see and recognised her affidavit with her signature.

During her cross-examination by Abu Sule, the counsel to the plaintiffs, she admitted that based on lungunda tradition women are not part of selection of chiefs.

Jackson could not explained how she was presiding over her duties in Ministry for Local Council and Chieftaincy affairs.

Aggrieved members of Lungunda kingdom are challenging the selection and installation of Dishon Dansanda, as the Kwaldi Lungunriya, in December 2019, under the supervision of Mrs. Jackson.

The counsel to the defendants, Jerry Oweh, was cautioned by the judge for interfering with the cross-examination of his clients.

urther hearing on the matter has been adjourned to June 28.

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