Kano Islamic cleric, Sheikh Kabara, dragged to court, charged with blasphemy

Kano Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara, famous for igniting controversial commentaries and statements against Prophet Muhammad, has been charged to court for blasphemy.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Kano State commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba, on Friday.

The statement said the development followed the receipt of the First Information Report(FIR) from the police by the Office of the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice which prepared charges against the cleric.

The statement disclosed that Kabara was subsequently arraigned on Friday before an Upper Sharia Court, Kofar Kudu, under the supervision of a judge, Alkali Ibrahim Sarki Yola.

Thus, the charges levelled against the cleric included blasphemy, incitement, and sundry offences.

The statement added the court had adjourned the case till July 28.

However, the scholar would remain under police custody until Monday when he would be sent to prison custody till the adjourned date.

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