On Tuesday, a Federal Supreme Court docket in Abuja rejected one other request from Abd al-Rashid Maina to delay to arrange for his protection. Abang dominated that the choice to grant the request was on the discretion of the court docket.
The choose mentioned such a petition was a ruse to waste court docket time, in response to NAN experiences. Farouk Abdullah, advised the court docket that the case was scheduled to proceed. Choose Abang indicated, nevertheless, that for the reason that case was appealed on September 29, Maina had not appeared in court docket till a court docket order was issued towards him.
The choose mentioned the truthful trial case was not relevant as a result of Maina wasn't simply coming. o challenge for the primary time.
“The case earlier than the court docket have to be correctly and never on an emotional foundation. Abang mentioned that the primary accused (Maina) jumped on bail with out cause to take action.
] He indicated that if Maina's new legal professional wanted the case file, it’s anticipated That the previous lawyer palms the file over to the brand new legal professional.
“And if Joe Gadzama (the previous legal professional) fails, the brand new lawyer is aware of what to do. An administrative letter to the registrar can’t act as a keep of the continuing. Abang added that the brand new lawyer couldn’t drag us into his inside affairs.
Choose Abang, who indicated that Maina had had ample alternative and time to defend him, refused to simply accept his request. Choose Abang, on October 25, 2019, by the European E-Commerce Fee alongside together with his firm, Frequent Enter Property and Funding Ltd.
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