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Kano Govt Shuts Abduljabbar’s Mosques, School, Confiscates Books

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Kano State – The Kano State Government has carried out the directives made by an Upper Sharia Court Judge, Ibrahim Sarki-Yola, in his decision against a fiery Islamic preacher, Abduljabbar Nasiru-Kabara.

It was earlier reported that, Mr Sarki-Yola sentenced Mr Abduljabbar to death by hanging on December 15 after the court found him guilty of uttering blasphemous words against Prophet Muhammad, PBUH, in several number of his sermons.

The court also ordered the state government to shut the convict’s two mosques in Kano; Filin Mushe and Sharada, as well as his school.

Mr Sarki-Yola also prohibited the use of Mr Abduljabbar’s sermons on all radio stations and their sale at any multimedia downloading shops in the state, Daily Nigerian reported.

Govt Confiscates Abduljabbar’s Books

Mr Sarki-Yola also ordered that all 189 volumes he tendered to the court be confiscated and sent to the state library.

According to some reports, the state government carried out the directives of the state High Court through its deputy sheriff on Friday 23 December 2022.

It was also reported that Mr Abduljabbar’s two mosques and his school had already been closed, with armed security guards stationed there.

Similarly, the 189 books he presented during the trial were transported to the state library in accordance with the ruling.

The correspondent of News Brief Nigeria in Kano state visited the Abduljabbar mosque in Sharada, where he confirmed that he saw security officers at the mosque, but he did not get any detailed information from them.

Similarly, efforts to reach the spokesman of the Kano State Police Force, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa failed, as he did not answer our phone calls.

Musa Lawan, the state’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, cautioned the public not to abide by the court order.

Source: News Brief Nigeria

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