Asiya Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, daughter of the outgoing governor of Kano State, on Friday dragged before a magistrate Court in the state, her ex husband over ownership of a house and other offences.
Inuwa Bala whose marriage with the governor’s daughter was recently terminated by upper sharia court in the state after she sought for a divorce, was arraigned before the number 69 magistrate of Court, sitting at Muhammad Abubakar Rimi market over six offences contained in a First Information Report (FIR).
Bala who was arraigned before Magistrate Ishaq Abdu Aboki pleaded not guilty to all the offences leveled against him by his former wife Asiya Ganduje
The charges are; Criminal force, assault, criminal trespass, causing hurt, mischief and inciting disturbance which are contrary to the Administration of the Criminal Justice Law of Kano state.
However, the defense counsel led by Hashim Mai Ulu applied for bail quoting section 3C of the 1999 constitution as amended and sections 168, 172, 175 of the ACJL and prayed to the court to grant the defendant bail.
After the application, Magistrate Ishaq Abdu Aboki granted the defendant bail of N50,000 bond, two sureties also with N20,000 bond, while other conditions include provision of passport photographs and any means of identification for the sureties and their residences verified by the court duty.
He however, adjourned the case to May 25 for continuation of hearing.
Barr. Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado who spoke to news men afteer the court sitting decried the recent move by their client’s former wife who got him arrested Thursday night with ridiculous charges.
He said, it is unfortunate that after ending her marriage with him, Asiya went ahead to claim the house belonging to Inuwa is hers claiming she has documents to show.
“Don’t forget that this document she claims to have were signed by her father, the governor”.
“Our client is being charge for trespass in his own home where he has his own documents that pre-dates that of Asiya”.
“The matter has just started and in due time, we will tender documents and evidences that will exonerate Mr. Inuwa Bala”, he added