Shariah court sentences preacher to death for blasphemy

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Kano, Dec. 15, 2022 – The High Court of Shariah in Kano State has sentenced an Islamic preacher, Sheikh Abduljabar Nasiru Kabara ,to death by hanging after convicting him for blasphemy.

The Judge, Ibrahim Sarki Yola, convicted him on Thursday after finding him guilty of all the four charges brought against him by state prosecutors.

He was accused of inciting riots in kano State through his alleged blasphemous preaching.

BBC Hausa reports that Sheikh Abduljabar Nasiru Kabara reacted to the judgment, saying he was not guilty as charged.

The judge, however, said the cleric could appeal the decision in view of the existence of superior courts. (GBN)

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