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Man, 70, sues 16-year-old granddaughter to court over alleged defamation


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A 70-year-old man, Abubakar Inuwa, on Wednesday dragged his 16-year-old granddaughter before an Upper Sharia Court sitting in ‘Yantukwane, Zaria for accusing him of breaking her relationships.

Presenting a case of defamation, Counsel to Inuwa, Haruna Ahmed-Adamu, said the matter was pursuant to Section 137 of the Kaduna State Sharia Court Law.

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He said the 16-year-old accused her grandfather of causing her emotional ”trauma’.

Ahmed-Adamu prayed the court to treat the matter in accordance with the law to serve as a deterrent to others.

The 16-year-old girl denied that she accused her grandfather of breaking her relationships.

Counsel to the defendant, Adamu Abubakar-Lawal urged the court to grant the accused bail in line with section 297 of Sharia Criminal Procedure Code and section 36(5) of the 1999 constitution.

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The presiding Judge, Malam Musa Ibrahim-Hunkiyi, admitted the 16-year-old girl to bail in the sum of N20,000 with one surety.

Ibrahim-Hunkiyi ordered the surety to present his National Identity Card and Voter Registration Card.

He adjourned the case until Oct. 16.. (NAN)