By Aliyu Dangida
A Kano Upper Shari’a Court sitting at Kofar Kudu, Kano State, has convicted an embattled cleric, Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara who was charged with blasphemy.
The judge, Mallam Ibrahim Sarki Yola delivered the conviction in a court session which lasted for over two hours. Before giving his verdict, the judge said, “I am convinced that the prosecution counsel has done their part and proven their points beyond a reasonable doubt.”
He thereafter convicted the defendant of all the charges levelled against him.
Kabara was standing trial on the issue bordering on blasphemous statements against the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), an act capable of inciting public peace. Abduljabbar was charged in July 2021 by the Kano State government.
Until the Judge pronounced his last statement, embattled Abduljabbar, who appeared in the court for a final verdict in his 15-month-long trial, was calm as ever before, seated on a chair, relaxed, counting his rosary with his fingers (supplicating) and listening attentively.