Alleged Blasphemy: Court to deliver final address on Sept 29

An Upper Shari’a Court sitting in Kano has on Thursday fixed Sept.29 for the adoption of final written addresses in the ongoing trial of Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara.

The defendant at the resumed sitting, appealed to the court to grant his lead counsel, Barrister Dalhatu Shehu Usman, permission to visit him at the Correctional Centre.

In his words: “I am unable to access my lawyer for some days now. I want to see him in order to ask him some questions concerning the case to enable me to defend myself in the adoption of final written addresses.”

The Defence Counsel had earlier  led by Ibrahim Salihu Paki, appealed to the court to discharge and acquit the defendant while asking for another date for the adoption of the final written addresses.

“We seek for another date to enable us file our adoption of final written addresses on point of law.” he said.

The Prosecution Counsel, Suraj Sa’ida SAN, objected to the defendant’s prayer to discharge and acquit him while asking the court to uphold all the legal evidence and submissions they presented to the court during the ongoing trial.

The presiding judge, justice Ibrahim Sarki Yola, 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.

Recall that Sheikh Kabara is standing trial over blasphemous statements against the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

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