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Tuesday, 1 August 2017
Kaduna Magistrate court dismisses law suit by Police against journalist
Monday, a Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court struck
out a suit instituted by the police against a journalist in Kaduna accused of
The police had
Midat Joseph of Leadership newspaper and
Eusebiuf to the court on a three-count charge of criminal
conspiracy, inciting disturbance and injurious falsehood.
arrested on April 19, 2017 and detained by the police over a comment on
Whatsapp social platform group chat where he had contributed to a
conversation. The two were subsequently arraigned before the chief magistrate
on April 21.
pleaded not guilty to the charges, but denied the three-count charge and the
Chief Magistrate, Mr Emmanuel Bello subsequently granted them bail and
adjourned the case to July 31.
When the case
came up, however, the prosecution counsel did not appear for the second time
since the case began. Counsel to Joseph, James Kanyip, therefore, urged the
court to dismiss the case in view of the lack of interest shown by the
prosecution, citing section 165 of criminal procedure law of Kaduna State.
In his ruling,
the chief magistrate struck out the suit for lack of diligent prosecution.