The Legal Unit is under the office of the Chief Medical Director and is responsible for handling legal matters as follows:
1. Giving legal advice
2. Vetting of agreements and other documents coming in or going out which
are properly studied in order to protect the interest of the Hospital and to ensure that they are in accordance with the law.
3. Monitoring of court cases
4. Secretary/Membership of various committees.
Currently, we have the following cases pending before the various courts:
1. AMINU KANO TEACHING HOSPITAL VS YAKUBU SALE INDABAWA & OTHERS
This case is pending at the Federal High Court Kano. Sequel to the suggestion by the court to explore possibility of settling it out of court, a meeting was held with the mediator appointed by the Court to intervene in the matter. A letter dated 27/3/2018 was written to the Hospital suggesting the withdrawal of the suit from the court and
request for decision of the Hospital on it.
We have again written a letter dated 17/9/2018 to the Hospital Management reminding it of the need to communicate the decision of the Hospital to enable us report to the court on 15/10/2018 when the case will be coming up. We are still awaiting the decision of the Hospital Management.
2. HAUWA YAKUBU DOGARA VS AMINU KANO TEACHING HOSPITAL & 10 OTHERSSUIT NO.NICN/KN/06/2014
This matter was pending at the National Industrial Court Kano before it was transferred to the National Industrial Court Kaduna. We were about to open our defense by presenting our witness on 28/3/2018 to give evidence but the presiding Judge died before that date. A new Judge has not been assigned to the court in Kaduna hence there is no date yet fixed for the case.
3. ALIYU AHMED MUSTAPHA VS AMINU KANO TEACHING HOSPITAL & 2 OTHERS SUIT NO.NICN/KN/17/2014.
This matter was also pending at the National Industrial Court Kano before it was transferred to the National Industrial Court Kaduna. It is on challenge of termination of employment of staff, the plaintiff, there in. The plaintiff has started giving evidence in the case. We objected to the admissibility of some documents tendered by the plaintiff and the case was adjourned to 26/4/2018 for ruling. The presiding Judge died before that date. A new judge has not been assigned to the court. There is no date for the case.
4. C.O.P VS BALA GARBA & AMINU ABUBAKAR
This is a criminal case on an allegation made by Hauwa Yakubu Dogara (ex-staff) against two accused persons. The accused persons have opened their defense and called about 5 witnesses. The case is fixed for 2/10/2018 for continuation of defense.
5. PROFESSOR BABA EL- YAKUBU JIBRIL VS AMINU KANO TEACHING HOSPITAL & 20ORS-SUIT NO.K/161/2015.
This case came up in court on 26/7/2018 and the court directed counsel of the parties to file written address on whether it has jurisdiction to hear the case in view of the fact that the defendant (Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital) is an agency of the Federal government of Nigeria. The plaintiff has not filed his address to enable us respond. The case is fixed for 24/10/2018 for adoption of addresses.
6. INSTRUCTION TO EJECT DR.AHMED USAINI ALIYU FROM STAFF QUARTERS, HE IS OCCUPYING.
We have arranged for issuance of 7 days’ notice of owner intention to recover possession to be served on Dr Ahmed Usaini Aliyu as the preliminary step to ejecting him from the quarters.
7. DR. AHMED USAINI ALIYU VS DR. SALISU MUAZU BABURA & ANOTHER –SUIT NO.K/371/2018
We are representing Dr. Ibrahim Yuguda as the 2nd Defendant in this suit pending at the Kano State High Court. We have filed a Memorandum of conditional appearance before Hon. Justice Dije Aboki on his behalf in the suit. We are working on the statement of defense to be filed on completion. No date has been fixed for the case.
8. JIBRILA MUSA BELLO & 0RS VS AMINU KANO TEACHING HOSPITAL KANO- FHC/ KN/CS/96/2016
This is a case of professional medical negligence pending at the Kano State High Court. We have written a letter dated 31/3/2018 to the Hospital Management for facts to enable us prepare the statement of defense in the case.
BARRISTER M.D NASIDI
Head, Legal Unit.