June 6, 2023

Blasphemy – Reactions as Kano cleric sentenced to death by hanging

A Kano Upper Shariah Court yesterday sentenced embattled Islamic cleric Sheikh Abduljabbar Kabara to death by hanging for blasphemy. 

The court presided over by Ibrahim Sarki Yola gave the order in his judgment. 

Yola also ordered that the government seize and take over the cleric’s mosques, and ordered 182 books the cleric uses for propagation be taken to the library for public use. 

Sheikh Abduljabbar was standing trial on the issue bordering on blasphemous statements against the Holy Prophet Muhammad, an act capable of inciting public peace. Abduljabbar was charged in July 2021 by the Kano State government. 

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