Katsina SGS vs Mahadi Shehu: Court admits more evidence against whistleblower
The case between the Secretary to the Government of Katsina State (SGS), Mustapha Inuwa, and whistle blower, Mahadi Shehu of Dialogue Computers, has reached another level as the State High Court admitted additional documents as evidence in the matter against the latter, Daily Post reports.
The State High Court on Friday granted Inuwa’s prayer as it admitted more documents which were said to have been erroneously omitted at the point of transmission by the lower court at the beginning of the trial against Shehu.
The SGS is seeking redress against the whistleblower whom he is accusing of character assassination and defamation.
In the ruling of the motion presided over by Justice Hajara Hajjo Lawal, the court admitted all the documents tendered with the exception of one from the Sharia Court, rejected on the ground that it was not duly certified by the court.
However, the counsel to the SGS, SA Ibrahim, While speaking with newsmen after the ruling said the rejected evidence does not in anyway hamper or underscore the chances of the first respondent to bring Mahadi Shehu to pay for the alleged defamation of character levied against him as scores of other evidences already admitted.
“We filled an application to bring additional records of proceedings in which we canvassed an argument that they were omitted at the point of transmission from the lower court before this Honourable court and that same application has been heard and ruling delivered and it has been granted with the exception of a document which relates to upper sharia court Daura road Katsina,” he said.
“We have no problem with that ruling. We are okay with it and we are ready to proceed for hearing the appeal when the time comes.
“We brought so many documents but only one was rejected. It’s a great success.”
Justice Hajjo adjourned the case for hearing on a date that would be communicated in due course.