CAN Dissociates Self from Litigations against Katsina Varsities

Francis Sardauna in Katsina

The Katsina State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has dissociated itself from litigations written by one Barrister Ibrahim Isah against the management of Federal University of Dutsin-Ma, and Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University.

Isah has filed a religious intolerance suit against the management of the universities at the Federal High Court of Justice, Katsina, allegedly using Katsina CAN as an applicant.

But the state CAN Secretary, Dr. Musa Daniel, while briefing journalists in Katsina yesterday  on behalf of the association, said the CAN has not engaged the service of Isah or any of his associates to institute legal action against the authorities of the universities.

He said investigation by CAN revealed that Christian fellowship activities were running smoothly on the campuses of the universities contrary to “false accusations” levelled against the authorities of the institutions by Isah.

He alleged that the lawyer enjoys the benevolence of a foreign organisation, Alliance for Defending Freedom International (ADF), to file the legal suits against the management of the federal and state-owned universities without consulting CAN officials.

He said: “The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Katsina State chapter has deemed it necessary to call this press conference because of the activities of one Barrister Ibrahim Isah who has been parading himself as Counsel to CAN Katsina State chapter.

“Barrister Ibrahim Isah does not in any way represent the CAN Katsina State chapter in any legal matter. We have our legal adviser in the person of Barrister Samaila Audu. CAN, Katsina State chapter have records of peaceful co-existence and merit based leadership in the two

“On this note, we dissociate ourselves from the legal actions. This is for the attention of the Federal University of Dutsin-Ma, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina, the Federal High Court of Justice, Katsina, and the general public.”

While urging Isah to desist from parading himself as Counsel to Katsina CAN, Daniel said the association did not receive any complaint either verbal or written from the christian communities in both institutions.

However, when contacted, Barrister Isah said the suits were before the court, adding that: “Therefore, it will be prejudice to speak on a matter that is before the court of law.”

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