Mahdi VS Katsina SGS: Again, Court Adjourns Appeal Case To 25th January
The appeal trial between Mahadi Shehu and Mustapha Muhammad Inuwa before the State High Court of Justice has been adjourned to 25th of January 2021.
The three Panel of Judges led by Justice Hajaratu Hajjo Lawal announced the adjournment during the Court sitting.
The adjournment followed a prayer made by the Counsel to the Appellant Barrister Abbas Abdullahi Machika for the Court to strike out the earlier Motion filed before the Court.
According to the Counsel the decision followed non availability of the documents of the lower Court in regards to the judgment ordering for the arrest of the appellant.
The Counsel to the Appellant requested for the withdrawal of the earlier motion and applied for another two Motions.
Shortly after the trial, the Counsel to the Appellant, Barrister Abbas Abdullahi Machika and that of the Respondent comment over the Court proceedings.
It could be recalled that the Appellant Mahadi Shehu has filed an Appeal challenging the decision of the Upper Shari’a Court to arrest him for his inability to appear before it.
The Shari’a Court has ordered the arrest of Mahadi following a case filed by Mustapha Muhammad Inuwa on defamation of character.
After series of arguments by both parties, the Panel of Judges adjourned the trial to the next Appeal Session to be held on the 25th of January 2021 at Funtua.