The Ccntroversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara, has been arrested by the police.
The Sheik was said to have been arrested in Kano State on Friday.
Abubakar Aminu Ibrahim, one of the aides of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, confirmed the Sheik’s arrest in a social media post.
“Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara arrested now, will be prosecuted in accordance with Islamic teaching.”
But one of Abduljabbar’s followers denied the report of his arrest, saying he was only invited by the police and grilled for several hours.
However, In a statement on Friday night, Malam Muhammad Garba, Commissioner for Information in Kano, said the controversial Sheik had been arraigned in court.
He said, “Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara, the 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.”
“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 that included blasphemy, incitement, and sundry offences were mentioned.
“After the court sitting, it adjourned the case to July 28, while the scholar would remain under police custody until Monday when he would be sent to prison till the adjourned date.”