Kano govt drags cleric to court for blasphemy and incitement

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 a release made available to newsmen on Friday evening.

It said that the Kano- 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 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 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 custody Monday July 19 2021, he would be remanded prison till the adjourned date. (NAN)