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Federal Republic of Nigeria VS Haruna Ali Abbas & 2 Others PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 01 March 2022 18:26

The Federal High Court 8 FCT, Abuja has on Saturday the 26th of Feb 2022 sat for the above matter. The Prosecuting Counsel and Defense Counsel were before the Court. The matter started "denevo"(fresh). 

The Charge sheet which contains 7 Counts was read to the defendants for the purpose of taking their plea and they all pleaded not guilty. So, arraignment was observed today.

Furthermore, the Prosecuting Counsel filed 2 applications praying the Court that, their witnesses should render their testimony through what is termed as" witness's deposition on oath" (using written documents by witness during rendering testimony in Court while the second application, they asked the Defence Counsel a reply within 48 hours which is not in accordance with provision of law. The law provides for 5 -7 days within which a reply is filed (if any).

The Defence Counsel immediately objected their prayers (request) As such, the matter was adjourned to 5th April, 2022 for hearing.

It is a fact that the defendants are seriously sick. Even today, the first defendant (Malam Haruna Ali Abbas) collapsed inside the accused box before the Court. It could be recalled that the defendants have spent 9 years in detention unjustly. What a jungle justice!

On the final note, your special prayers are needed.

Via legal Highlight & Opinions.

By Ishaq Adam Ishaq Esq.
28th February, 2022. 

 sheikh zakzaky with family of martyrs in abuja

L-R Ibrahim Husain, Haruna Abbas, Adamu Hujja 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 March 2022 17:20