Court summons Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital’s doctor over Buratai’s suit

A Kano court has ordered a doctor who conducted a mental disorder test on a suspect to appear before it to testify in the legal tussle between former chief of army staff Gen Yusuf Buratai (rtd) and Ibrahim Danshagamu.

The trial judge of Court Number 25, Halima Wali, said the doctor’s appearance was central in the prosecution of the case.

Buratai filed a defamation case against Danshagamu for publishing a falsified video alleging that Buratai owned several petrol stations in Kano.

At first, the court remanded the accused at a correctional centre before he was properly arraigned.

In an interview with Freedom Radio after the court session, the defence lawyer Husaini Maqari said, “The case was filed after the video was published alleging that General Buratai has more than 60 petrol stations in Kano State. The video also blamed (Buratai) for diverting money allocated to buy weapons to fight terrorism in Maiduguri.

“Doctors from Malam Aminu Kano Hospital have brought a document showing that the accused has a mental disorder. They narrated that he once divorced his five wives and since when he was a child, he had signs of a mental disorder. However, the terms used in the report presented before the court are complicated, that was why the judge ordered the doctor who wrote the report to come to the court for clarification,” he said.

At the court session, a report of the mental disorder test on the accused was presented before the court. The court received it and ordered the doctor to appear before the court on February 8, 2022.

The court also granted bail to the accused in the sum of N50,000 with one surety .

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