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Nigerian Court Denies Bail To Islamic Cleric Detained Over Alleged Blasphemy

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The embattled Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara, a Kano-based cleric arrested and detained by the state authorities for alleged blasphemy has been denied bail by Justice Sarki Yola, who’s presiding over his case.

On July 16, the Kano State Authorities charged Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara to court docket over alleged blasphemy and incitement.



Kabara is legendary for his controversial spiritual commentaries and statements, which some Muslims have thought to be sacrilegious to Prophet Muhammad.

The state Commissioner for Info, Malam Muhammed Garba, had in an announcement stated the event adopted the receipt of the primary info report from the police by the Workplace of the Lawyer Basic and Commissioner for Justice, which ready costs towards the cleric.

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Justice Yola in his ruling on Thursday rejected the cleric’s bail utility, citing the state’s peace and his personal security as justifications.

Kabara had introduced three new legal professionals that might symbolize him within the case of blasphemy towards the Prophet of Islam.

His lead counsel, Umar Muhammad, who’s main two others, advised the court docket that he was now standing for Kabara within the case.

He then went forward to hope for the bail of his shopper, saying the sheikh is the breadwinner of his household and has underage youngsters who want his fatherly care.

Yola, in his response, denied the cleric bail, insisting that granting him bail will jeopardise his security in addition to create chaos within the state.

The choose adjourned the case to October 14, 2021. 

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