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Tension In Kano As Government Drags Cleric To Court For Blasphemy And Incitement

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Kano state government has dragged an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abduljabbar Kabara, to court for blasphemy and incitement.

The state Commissioner for Informatiom, Mr Muhammed Garba, stated this in a release made available to newsmen on Friday evening.
It said that the Kano-based Islamic cleric was famous for controversial religious commentaries and statements, which were regarded as mortifying the companions and the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
The government said the decision to take court action followed the receipt of the First Information Report from the police by the Office of the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice.

It also said that the accused had been arraigned on Friday, July 16 before an Upper Sharia Court at Kofar Kudu.

The accused was charged before Qadi Ibrahim Sarki-Yola, for blasphemy, incitement, and sundry offences.

The statement added that the court adjourned to July 28, while the scholar would remain in police custody until Monday July 19 2021, when he would be remanded in prison till the adjourned date.

(NAN)

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