Katsina Court rejects whistle-blower, Mahadi’s appeal to frustrate trial
Justice Abbas Bawale of the Katsina State High Court has rejected the six grounds of appeal presented by Mahadi Shehu, the self-acclaim whistle-blower and owner of Dialogue Computers to halt his arrest and prosecution for alleged defamation and assassination of the character of the Secretary to the Government of the State SGS, Mustapha Inuwa for lack of merit.
Recalled, Mahadi Shehu, the self-acclaim Katsina whistle-blower, has filed a suit following an order from the Islamic Sharia Court to arrest and prosecute him for alleged defamation against Dr. Mustapha Inuwa, the Secretary to the Government of Katsina State.
The call for his arrest was necessitated by his refusal to appear before the Islamic Court without his counsel informing the court of his absence.
Mahadi Shehu to among other wants the court to quash the Shariah Court’s order to arrest and prosecute him in order to protect himself from allegations of defamation leveled against him by the SGS.
Speaking to newsmen on the implication of the judgement, counsel to the SGS, Barr. Abubakar Sahu Ibrahim said, “the decision of the lower court was upheld in a way as the six grounds of appeal were all dismissed for lack of merit.
“In other words, it means the decision of the lower court stands and trial should continue from where it stops. That’s the implication of the judgement.
“The judgement delivered encompasses everything that was argued. All authorities cited were considered by the appellant court and all our submissions were also considered. Each of the ground argued and a decision on it was given.”
However, counsel to the appellant, A A Michika, represented by S. Hamisu declined to comment claiming he only stood in for the appellant counsel, hence cannot comment.Follow me on: