Dethroned Maru Emir’s case: court adjourns sitting to November 17


From Maiharaji Altine Gusau

Zamfara state High Court has adjourned the sitting of the case filed by the dethroned Emir of Maru Alhaji Abubakar Chika Ibrahim to November 27, this year.

The Presiding Judge of the Court, Justice Bello Shinkafi adjourned the case for ruling on the application filed by the applicant’s Counsels seeking for the substitution of the Assistant Director of the State’s Security Service with the State’s Director.

Speaking to journalists shortly after the Court’s session, the Counsel to the former Emir, Barrister Abubakar Aliyu Salisu said last time they were before the Federal High Court Gusau when the Judge decided to transfer the case to the state High Court for determination.

He said, “We were before the state’s high Court today for the case to be heard”.

He stressed that ” We have already filled a motion for amendment because in the earlier case we had the Assistant Director representing the state security services instead of the Director”.

“So we now filed a motion for amendment in respect of that name for substituting the fifth respondent instead of Assistant Director. We moved the application today and it has been unopposed by almost all the Counsels except the fifth respondent who challenged the action saying that we cannot change the name and the matter is  adjourned to November 17 this year for ruling”.

Barrister Abubakar said they were waiting for the time to hear from the court whether it would hear their application or not.

It could be recalled that, the dethroned Maru Emir, Alhaji Abubakar Chika Ibrahim has taken the state government and five others to court seeking for N6.5 billon damage for breach of his fundamental human rights when he was detained in Government House for eleven months.

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