Widow Drags Sharia Judge To Court Over Alleged Mischief  

A widow, Rabi Abdullahi, on Friday filed a direct criminal complaint at the Chief Magistrates Court in Zaria, Kaduna State against an Upper Shari’ah Court judge, Ibrahim Inuwa, and Hajiya Saadatu Mohammed.

The complainant through her counsel Mr A.Y. Ladan of Messr Zaitun Chambers said the direct criminal complaint was hinged on criminal conspiracy, acting contrary to law by a public officer, and mischief.

Ladan in the suit alleged that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 58, 59, and 312 of the Penal Code, Laws of Kaduna State.

“As a judge, he caused the demolition of the house of the complainant in an abuse of power by making an order contrary to the Law during the pendency of the complainant’s motion before the court.

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“The 1st Defendant conspired with the 2nd Defendant cause the demolition of the House of the complainant at Kwarin Gugau Magume, Tudun Wada Zaria without jurisdiction.

“He also deceived the complainants’ counsel that he will hear the motions on Feb. 21.

“Before the date, the defendants invited Thugs and civil defense without notice to the complainant cause the total destruction of the house of the widow and her children,’’ the complainant alleged.

The complainant said she was never made to be a party in the case between her late husband (Late Alhaji Abdu Salihu) and the second defendant.

The complainant also alleged that the Upper Shariah Court Judge refuse to follow the necessary procedure to join the complainant and her children as parties in the case.

She also alleged that the second defendant committed the mischief to settle long time rivalry between her deceased husband and her (the complainant).

The chief magistrates’ court in Zaria city adjourned until March 12 for the case to be mentioned. (NAN)

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