Jigawa State Chief Magistrate Court II, sitting in Dutse, has refused to grant the application to thrash the case against ex-Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, who is standing trial before the court since June this year.
Lamido was arraigned on a four-count charge of inciting disturbance, disturbance of public peace, defamation of character and criminal intimidation, contrary to Sections 144, 113, 397 and 372 of Jigawa State Penal Code.
Chief Magistrate Mohammed Lamin, in his ruling, rejected the application to trash the case against the former governor, arguing that counsel to the defendant could not convince the court based on evidence provi-ded that the trial was an abuse of court procedures. He rejected the argument by counsel to the defendant that the Attorney General of the state had no power in this case as provided in Section 393 of Penal Code, arguing that Lamido was arraigned for inciting disturbance, disturbance of public peace, defamation of character and criminal intimidation contrary to Sections 144, 113, 397 and 372 of Jigawa State Penal Code not in accordance with Section 393 of the code. He adjourned the case till October 11 for hearing.