Court Sets 6th March for ruling on Defendant application in Defamation case between Isa Ashiru vs Muhammad Bello

Written by on March 2, 2022

The High Court of Justice sitting in Kaduna has set aside 16th March, 2022 for ruling on a case of alleged certificate forgery and defamation of character instituted against Mainan Zazzau, Dr. Muhammed Sani Bello (Defendant) by Sarkin Bai Zazzau, Rt. Hon. Isa Mohammed Ashiru Kudan (Plaintiff).

According to Counsel to Ashiru, Gatekeepers Consult the matter came up for Pre-Trial Conference (PTC) but, before then the defendant had filed a motion seeking for the dismissal of the suit claiming that it’s an abuse of court process.

The counsel stated that by the rules of Court, after the close of pleadings the plaintiff has 14 days to file their PTC forms, it was also revealed that on the last adjourned date of 24th January.

After the PDP Primary election for gubernatorial candidates leading to the 2019 general election, Isa Muhammad Ashiru defeated Muhammad Sani Bello and he became the party’s flag-bearer. Thereafter, Bello decamped to APC and he released video/audio recordings, made social media posts and newspaper publications alleging Ashiru of certificate forgery.

Seun Fakorede


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