Abduljabbar: Group drags Kano govt, Police to court over blasphemy
An Islamic Group, Jama’atut Tajdidil has filed a suit before Kano State High Court seeking an order compelling Kano Commissioner of Police and Attorney General of the state to institute a criminal proceeding against Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara who is alleged to have defamed the character and integrity of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Speaking with Journalists on Monday shortly after filing the suit, a Counsel to the Applicant Barrister Abubakar Tanko said his client approached the court seeking legal redress alleging that none of the defendants took a step to arrest, investigate and prosecute Abduljabbar before the court for the crime he allegedly committed.
Solacebase reports that Barrister Abubakar also alleged that Abduljabbar has on several times being recorded making a blasphemous statement against Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
” Blasphemy statement against Prophet Muhammad has contravened several sections of Kano State Shari, a Penal Code Law 2000″
” Abduljabbar conduct his preaching in injurious manner to Islam and Muslims as whole”
We are praying court to compel Kano Commissioner of Police who is the Chief Law Enforcer of the State and Attorney General in his capacity of Chief Law Officer of the State to do the needful by arresting, investigating and prosecuting of Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara for what he allegdely committed against Prophet Muhammad.
According to the Counsel, the Applicant is also seeking court to order the Attorney General to give a Fiat to its counsel for the prosecution of Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara for the offence he allegdely committed.
It could be recalled that recently a Senior Magistrate in Kano has ordered Commissioner of Police Kano to conduct an investigation of alleged criminal defamation and threat to life against the Scholar.