New dates have been fixed for hearing in one of the cases between the Kaduna State Government and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria following an application for the date by the Counsel representing the IMN Barrister Maxwell Kyon.
The case, State versus Muhammad AwwalYakubu and others is adjourned to 28th and 29th of March 2017 when the complainants are expected to continue presenting their witnesses.
The adjournment took place even as the state counsel brought his principal witness Brigadier General UsmanKukasheka, the spokesperson of the Nigerian Army before the court. For technical reasons beyond the IMN counselan application for a new date for the hearing was presented.
The state counsel conceded to the application on the grounds that he be allowed to continue to present other witnesses pending when he is able to bring the principal witness before the court again due to their tight schedules and the logistics involved.
The High Court judge, Justice David Wyoms expressed his appreciation to the witnesses for squeezing time out of their tight schedules and other logistics to appear before the court while he also called on them endeavor to come again when they are required to do so.
In a similar case before Justice HajaraGwada of Kaduna State High Court, the ruling on an application for bail of some IMN members was rescheduled for Thursday 2nd of March 2017 as decided by the court.
The ruling was to be heard on Wednesday 1st March 2017 after the lawyers representing the IMN filed an application for bail of some of the IMN members in Kaduna prison who have been detained in prison since December 2015 but has been shifted by one day.