Kano Islamic preacher charged for blasphemy risks 10 years jail

Kano Islamic preacher charged for blasphemy risks 10 years jail

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An Islamic preacher, Abduljabbar Kabara, charged to court by the Kano State Government for blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad and incitement of the people, risk 10 years imprisonment if found guilty.

The Commissioner for Information in Kano where Sharia law alongside secular law is practised, 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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