At the end of the cross-examination of Plaintiff witnesses in respect of the case filed against Dr. Dauda Lawal and PDP by Dr. Ibrahim Shehu and two others at the Federal High Court Gusau on Sunday, both plaintiffs and defendants had announced to the court that they have closed their case and ready to adopt their written addresses in weeks time.
Counsel to the plaintiffs, Barr. Ibrahim Ali announced that he intended to call between five and six witnesses but considering the development he was convinced that he can close his case and allow for the defense team to invite their witnesses for cross-examination.
But surprisingly, the Senior Learned Advocate of Nigeria Mr. Patrick I. told the court that the written evidences tendered by the plaintiffs visa-vie the testimony of the witnesses under cross-examination are enough for them to probe their case and therefore informed the court that they have also closed their defense and are not ready to bring any witness to court.
Barr. Patrick also said they are ready to address the court within seven days from today (Sunday).
The presiding judge Aminu Bappa said, to set the record of the court straight, he will deliver his ruling on the application for extension of time filed by the defense tomorrow (Monday).
Addressing journalists after the court session, Barr. Ibrahim Ali counsel to the plaintiffs said the decision of the defense team not to call any witness to court is actually a “judicial gamble” but explained that when they reached the bridge, it will be crosses.
Barr. Patrick I. (SAN) said, with the written evidences filed by the plaintiffs as well as the testimony of the witnesses under cross-examination examination the defense team have more than enough evidences to be relied on often and defend the case filed against Dauda Lawal and rest.