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Blasphemy: Court fixes Sept 29 for adoption of final address

An Upper Shari’a Court sitting in Kano presided over by justice Ibrahim Sarki Yola on Thursday fixed Sept.29, for adoption of final written addresses in…

An Upper Shari’a Court sitting in Kano presided over by justice Ibrahim Sarki Yola on Thursday fixed Sept.29, for adoption of final written addresses in the ongoing trial of Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara.
Kabara is standing trial over blasphemous statements against the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
At the resumed sitting, the defendant prayed the court to grant his lead counsel, Barrister Dalhatu Shehu Usman, to visit him at the Correctional Centre.
He said, “I am unable to access my lawyer for some days now. I want to see him in other to ask him some few questions concerning the case to enable me defend myself in the adoption of final written addresses.”
Earlier, the Defence Counsel led by Ibrahim Salihu Paki, prayed the court to discharge and acquit the defendant while asking for another date for the adoption of the final written addresses.
He said, “We seek for another date to enable us file our adoption of final written addresses on point of law.”
The Prosecution Counsel, Suraj Sa’ida SAN, objected the defendant’s prayer to discharge and acquit him while asking the court to uphold all the legal evidences and submissions they presented to the court during the ongoing trail.
The presiding judge ordered the defense lead counsel, Shehu Usman, to visit the defendant in Kano Correctional Centre on Aug.27, and give him all necessary support he needed.
He ordered both parties two weeks each to file their final written addresses and adjourned the matter to Sept.29 for adoption of final written addresses.