The Attorney General of Kano State, Barrister M. A Lawan, has denied allegations that the state is hiring mercenary lawyers in the case of a controversial Sheikh Abduljabar Nasiru Kabara, while neglecting state attorneys.
A radio station in the state had aired in one of its programs that Kano has left its hundreds of lawyers and spent millions to hire mercenary lawyers to cover the Sheikh Abduljabar case.
However, Lawan said the insinuation was injurious and a calculated attempt to not only ridicule the government but to create unnecessary tension in Kano.
“Although, as Attorney General of Kano State, I have the constitutional mandate to allow any lawyer to interfere in the case or any other case, so the person behind the story is not even legally sound to understand the workings of the law,” he said.
He said any lawyer seen in Kano covering or joining in the Sheikh Abduljabar Nasiru Kabara case is doing that on a voluntary basis.
Lawan said the notion behind the allegations was to publicize the Sheikh Abduljabar case and reduce it’s enormity which will be rejected accordingly.
He said, “you can see that there was every attempt to create unnecessary disharmony amongst our lawyers and the government and also politicized the matter, but we are examining the issue and we are considering legal actions on it”.
The Attorney General said right now, Kano has over 83 Sharia courts, 90 high courts which are all covered by state counsels, adding that legal actions will be taken on the matter.