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Nigeria: Popular Kano Islamic Cleric Arraigned In Court For Blasphemy

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Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara, Kano-based Islamic cleric famous for his controversial religious commentaries and statements that are regarded as statements mortifying the companions and sacrilegious to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) has been charged to court for blasphemy.
A statement issued by the Commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba indicated that the development followed the receipt of the First Information Report from the police by the Office of the Attorney General and Commissioner for justice which prepared charges against the cleric.
Abduljabbar was subsequently arraigned on Friday, July 16 before an Upper Sharia Court Judge, Kofar Kudu, Alkali Ibrahim Sarki Yola, where the charges including blasphemy, incitement, and sundry offences were mentioned.
The case, according to the statement ,  has been adjourned till July 28, while the scholar would remain under police custody until Monday when he would be sent to the Centre till “probably” the adjourned date.
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