Chief Magistrate Court sitting at Chediya G.R.A. Zaria has fixed March 13, 2018 for the judgement on the case between C.O.P. vs Abubakar Iliyasu (Alhaji Bright) of Samaru New Extension, Zaria.
Abubakar Iliyasu Bright is standing trial on criminal charges of defamation of character, intentional insult and theft before the court contrary to Section 321 CPC.
The judge, His Worship Auwal Musa said the case has suffered series of adjournments in favour of the defendant.
He said enough time has been accorded to the defendant but he failed to do so even his lawyer was in court but left dispite a letter he sent which was rejected by the prosecution that the letter is hand written and has no seal which court considered the paper as waste.
The judge said to be fair to the prosecution to adjourn, “we clearly offend if agreed on defendant application for the reason above, the court has closed the case and fixed 13th March 2018 for judgement.”
In a related development, the Chief Magistrate Court GRA Zaria has adjourned the case between C.O.P vs. Alh Yunusa Aliyu, Shuaibu and Abubakar Iliyasu (Bright) to 28th February, 2018 for the continuation of defense hearing after pw1&2 have made their defense and the pw3 will give his defense on the adjourned date.