Members of Islamic Movements of Nigeria, IMN, known as Shiites, stormed Kaduna High Court, Wednesday, on a case of alleged distribution of schools and properties it filed against Nuhu Mohammed, the Marafan Nasarawa and Co.
The movement was represented in the court by six counsels led by Barrister Auta Maisamari as their leading counsel, to prosecute the defendant, Marafan Nasarawa. The plaintiff’s counsel told journalists in an interview that he filed a motion on behalf of his client, on 6th February, against the defendant over the destruction of Shiites’ school and properties, but have hitherto not been mentioned.
He said “The Islamic school has been in existence for over 35 years, dispensing moral and sound religious knowledge to its students without any report against their conduct or land ownership problems.
“All of a sudden, the school was attacked overnight by the defendant. We have people that saw them during the attack; they looted the school and burnt it down,” he said.
According to him, they are praying the court to declare as wrongful the action of the defendant, and to make the defendant pay for attacking and pulling down the school buildings and for properties destroyed.
The plaintiff’s counsel, however, expressed dismay the case, which had been filed since February, but could not be mentioned till date, as defendant counsel had continued to adjourn the matter in writing on grounds that he was attending a case in High Court in Kano.
The presiding Judge, Justice M. L. Mohammed, has adjourned the matter for 4th May for mentioning, unfailingly, based on verbal application made by the plaintiff’s counsel.