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Bauchi Reps member sues grassroot football coach for alleged defamation, intimidation

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The member representing Bauchi Federal Constituency within the Home of Representatives, Honourable Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi, has dragged a grassroot soccer coach, Faisal Hassan Akarami, earlier than a Bauchi Chief Justice of the Peace’s Courtroom for alleged defamation and intimidation.

The federal lawmaker, by his lawyer, M. J. Jaldi, filed the method towards Akarami, who’s a pacesetter of the Grassroots Soccer Coaches Affiliation (GRAFCA), pursuant to the provisions of Sections of 391 and 396 of the Penal Code Legislation.

In line with the method filed by the lawmaker, Abdullahi alleged that the respondent had on sixteenth August, 2021, spoken some phrases in Hausa language on Bauchi-based Globe FM on a political programme, ‘Ga fili ga Doki’, to defame him with a view to harming his popularity in addition to threatening the popularity of his property, a rice mill in Bauchi.

He said that he acquired the land the place the rice mill was sited legally and had all the mandatory title paperwork in his favor, including that the respondent meant to omit him from creating his property or doing something lawful on the mentioned land.

Nonetheless, when the case was referred to as on Tuesday on the Chief Justice of the Peace Courtroom 6, Akarami’s counsel, Sadiq Abubakar, raised a preliminary objection concerning the suitable strategy of the case.

Based mostly on this, Chief Justice of the Peace, Amina Garuba, adjourned the case to allow events to change all the mandatory courtroom processes.

Chatting with journalists after the adjournment, counsel for the respondent, Sadiq Abubakar, expressed confidence that the courtroom would ultimately dismiss the case, submitting that his shopper didn’t commit any prison offence.

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