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Kano charges preacher to court for blaspheming Prophet Muhammad

Mr Kabara is being sued following the receipt of the First Information Report from the police by the Office of the state’s Attorney General, the statement read.

• July 17, 2021
Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje
Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

An Islamic preacher, Abduljabbar Kabara, has been sued to court by the Kano State Government for blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad and incitement of the people.

The Commissioner for Information in Kano, Muhammed Garba, announced this in a statement on Friday evening.

The government said Kano-based Islamic cleric was famous for controversial religious commentaries and statements, which were regarded as mortifying the companions and the Holy Prophet Muhammad.

Mr Kabara is being sued following the receipt of the First Information Report from the police by the Office of the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, the statement read.

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

Mr Kabara 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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