By Abdulgafar Oladimeji
Kano cleric, sheikh Abdujabar Kabara , Thursday accused his defense lawyers of demanding for N1.5 million that will be expended on the media to curry public sympathy to create an escape route from his presumed current judicial ordeals.
Sheik Abduljabar addressing the court sitting at Kofar Kudu said ” Two days before coming to this court for the last sitting, the lawyers came to the correctional facility where I was detained. They informed me that I was going to appear in court and that the charges would be read to me.
“Then they cautioned me that those charges were traps set to frame me that if I accept those allegations, I have walked into a technical suicide trap that have been set for me.
” They told me that already my fate has been decided that the judgement has already been written against me by this court and the only way out for me is to keep quiet. At this point, I asked them, what is the implication of my keeping quiet. They told me, they will handle it.
“That, after the case they will address the press. They now ask me to provide N500,000.00 for them to organize a press conference which I provided them with N300,000.00. Unfortunately, on that day in court, I kept quiet as instructed the court them ordered that I should undergo mental and hearing test, and then my lawyers all sited did not object. Rather I see them charting with the prosecution lawyers I felt embarrassed.
” It is these same lawyers who joined me with a top civil servant in the state. I will not disclose his or her name. The top government official advised me, that if I am confirmed to be mentally sick I will be condemned but in the process I will regain my freedom and they need only one million naira to spend on the media by calling a large press conference to carry out the whole process that will condemn my career, but in return that am mentally sick, they will facilitate for me to regain my freedom.”.