By; TOM GARBA, Yola
A ruling of Adamawa State Upper Area Court No.4 obtained by this medium between Talatu Aliyu (Complainant) and Mohammed Sani Shehu (defendant) is in favour of the defendant.
His worship, Hon Ibrahim Ulenda Musa who presided over the matter filed by Talatu Aliyu as a notice of preliminary objection filed and served on the August 25, 2022 by the applicant, ruled that it is not criminal, based on the particulars the complainant tendered to the court.
The Judge in his ruling, said the prayers of the defendant (Shehu) praying for an order of the Honorable court declaring the transaction culminated between the two parties in the case was purely civil.
Hon Ibrahim while delivering the ruling, said the particulars of the complainant did not disclose any criminal offense against the defendant (Shehu) the ground upon which the application is predicted.
The case was based on the fact that the complaint (Talatu) in her particulars of complain, alleged that she sold some textile materials and wrist watch to the defendant (Shehu) who is a known politician in Adamawa State and was involved in a business transaction.
Based on the ruling by His worship Hon Ibrahim Ulenda Musa, which this medium was privy to, Hon Mohammed Shehu Sani has no case of criminal breach of trust against him.
This medium wants the general public to note the earlier story reported by an online platform on November 25, 2023 to have quoted the court summons of August 22, 2022, assuming a criminal case on Shehu was done in error as empirical evidence is made available on the contrary.
The criminal aspect of the case was ruled by the court that it is a civil transaction not criminal in nature and the matter was struck out.
“We therefore regret any inconvenience caused to Hon Mohammed Shehu Sani by the story published and the story is hereby retracted,” the medium said.