An Upper Shari, a Court in Kano Presided over by Ibrahim sarki Yola has remanded Sheikh Abduljabar Nasir Kabara in Police Custody for alleged offence of Inciting Contempt of religious and insulting contrary to section 327 and 382 b of the Kano State Shari, a Penal Code Law 2000.
Reading out the First Information Report to the defendant the prosecution counsel said
” That You Abduljabar Shiekh Nasir Kabara was sometimes in 2021 the commissioner of police received a complaint from one Engineer Bashir Adamu on behalf of Coalition of Ulama and NGO,s comrade Aliyu Yahaya Haruna, Chairman voice of Credible Leadership Muazzam Suleiman Khalid chief Imam Almasjid Ibn Ali Ibn Abu Dalib foundation.
” That You Sheikh Nasiru Kabara also known as abduljabbar Kabara of No 333 Sani Mainagge Quaters in kano state between 2020 and 2021 at filin Mushe Gwale Local Government Kano engaged in an outrageous and blasphemous preaching against the Holy Prophet Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him, His Companions and his pious Disciples in which you used words like derogatory words on the personality of Prophet which was viral on social media platforms in both videos and audios format particularly on Facebook page of Ashabul Kahfi social media team, which. Shows and demonstrated serious contempt against the Prophet,”
Abduljabar said he comprehended all the the charges read out to him and pleaded not guilty.
The Prosecution Counsel from the Ministry of Justice Kano, Aisha Mahmud Director Shari, a and Wada Ahmad Wada Principal State Counsel told the court their readiness to present their witnesses in the light of the defendant plea.
The Presiding Judge Mallam Sarki Yola ordered abduljabar to be remanded in Police custody pending the time he will finally be taking to the kano correctional center as the court order was effected late on Friday evening
However Officer in charge of Legal Department SP Sunday Ekwe urged the court to remand the defendant in Correctional Facility.
‘ our cell are over stretched we don’t have space to accommodate the defendant I urge court to remand him in Correctional Facility”
In his ruling Mallam Ibrahim Sarki Yola said Correctional Center have already close for today and they will not admit the defendant.