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Alleged Defamation: Court summons doctor after mental examination of suspect


A doctor who conducted a mental disorder test on a suspect, Ibrahim Danshagamu has been ordered by a Court in Kano to appear before the court for an explanation.


The Judge gave the order in the case of Yusuf Burutai vs Ibrahim Danshagamu.


The presiding Judge of court 25, Halima Wali, gave the order in a case filed by Yusuf Burutai on alleged defamation against Ibrahim for publishing a falsified video claiming that Burutai owns several petrol stations in Kano.


At first, the court remanded the charged person at a correctional centre. The accused was arraigned later in the court for bail.


Husaini Maqari, the Defense Lawyer in the case, in an interview on Freedom Radio after the court session, said; “Well, the case was filed after the video was published alleging that General Burutai has more than 60 petrol stations in Kano State. The published video also blamed (Burutai) for extorting money allocated to buy weapons to fight terrorism in Maiduguri”.


The Defense lawyer also added, “Doctors from Malam Aminu Kano’s hospital have brought a document showing that the charged person has a mental disorder. They narrated that he once divorced his five wives and since when he was a child he had signs of a mental disorder. However, the terms used in the report presented before the court are complicated that was why the Judge ordered the doctor who wrote the report to come to the court for clarification.”


In the court session, a report of the mental disorder test of the charged person was presented as ordered by the court. The court collected the report and ordered that the doctor who did the test appear before it on February 8, 2022.


The court also granted bail to the accused on the condition of one surety with the sum of 50 thousand naira.

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