An Upper Area Court in Abuja has disagreed with Lawyers of Mahmud Babako, who sought to commence trial in the court based on the baseless allegations of certificate forgery against Hon Ndakene
Sources told Daily News Nigeria that the trial was masterminded by Babako to soil the good name of Honourable Ahmed Ndakene, the Honourable Member representing Edu/Moro/Patigi Federal Constituency.
Mahmud Babako, the Complainant in the case, contested and lost elections into the House of Representatives and has never failed to show his hatred towards Hon. Ndakene ever since he lost against him. He had since vowed to use the courts to bring down the soaring profile of the House of Representative Member.
The Complainant, out of bitterness, prepared and filed a baseless criminal complaint at the Upper Area Court, Abuja.
In a bid to rattle and distract Hon. Ndakene whose landmark achievements and popularity with his people has become the talk of town.
The court in its profound wisdom admonished the complainant to toe the line of peace, as the Honourable court will only do that which is just and proper.
The court, thereafter, released the Honourable Member and adjourned to take a look at the objections and submissions made by Ndakene’s legal team.
Hon. Ndakene challenged the authority of Babako and his Lawyers to try him since they are not prosecutors and could not produce any fiat from the Attorney General to do so.
Efforts by Babako’s Lawyers to convince the court to put Hon. Ndakene in the dock and try him were rebuffed by the brilliant exposition of the law on the matter by Ndakene’s legal team. Ndakene argued that neither Babako nor his Lawyers posses the power to try him without following the proper procedures for instituting criminal matters in court.
The court understanding that Babako can not use the temple of justice to seek political vendetta, urged the complainant to toe the line of peace and refused to dance to the tunes of his Lawyers.
Recall that, Babako attempted to obtain Bench Warrant against Hon. Taken through the back door and ensure that he was detained by the Court, deliberately refused to serve a court summons on the Honourable to notify him of the proceedings in order to incur the wrath of the court which will then order his arrest and detention.
The court, however, refused to be used as a pawn in Babako’s chess and adjourned the case to today.
Following the report, Honourable Ndakene was released by the Court to face his Legislative duties while the case was adjourned to the 11th June 2020 for a ruling.