A Kano Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting at Gidan Murtala and presided over by Hauwa Minjibir, on Tuesday, sent a lawyer, Hashim Hussein Hashim, to correctional centre for allegedly abusing the state Commissioner for Religious Affairs, Tahar Adam.
This follows series of audio recordings released by the lawyer who faulted the Kano State Government for prosecuting controversial cleric, Abduljabbar Kabara.
The lawyer argued that the controversial cleric never blasphemed against Prophet Muhammad.
Furious by the lawyer’s comments, the Chief Imam of Kantin Kwari Juma’at Mosque, Albakari Mika’il, dragged Mr Hashim to court for allegedly defaming his character and that of the commissioner in a viral clip.
In the video clip, Mr Hashim allegedly described Mr Adam as “wicked”, “silent killer”.
The lawyer pleaded not guilty of the charges read against him.
Following the intervention of his colleagues who trooped to the court to plead for his freedom, Mr Hashim was granted bail on the condition that he would not release any recording related to the matter.
However, after bail, the lawyer breached the condition by recording another video, boasting that he was “untouchable” and “invincible”.
He said Mr Adam should not have been entrusted and appointed as commissioner by the state governor.
At the resumption of the trial on Tuesday, counsel to the complainant, Lamido Sorondinki, prayed the court to revoke the bail as the defendant breached the conditions.
The magistrate then granted the prayer of the counsel of the plaintiff by sending the defendant to Kurmawa Correctional Centre until November 30.
The court adjourned the case till November 30.
“The defendant was begging for mercy. Showing remorse and pleading that he would not commit the offence again. This mean that he has indirectly confessed to his offence.”
“So, the court has sent him to correctional centre until November 30 for continuation of the case,” Mr Sorondinki told journalists after the sitting.