Renowned Islamic cleric, Abduljabbar Kabara who was initially arrested and detained by the Kano state government for alleged blasphemy has been sentenced to death by hanging.
A Sharia Court sitting in Kano pronounced his sentence few hours ago, Futher stating that kabara’s blasphemous statements against Prophet Muhammad was capable of disrupting public peace.
Abduljabbar Kabara is famous for his controversial religious commentaries and statements, which some Muslims have regarded as sacrilegious to Prophet Muhammad.
After delivering the judgement, Justice Sarki Yola gave the convict 30 days to appeal the judgment or forfeit his right to do so.
The judge also ordered the state government to seize two mosques belonging to Abduljabbar and called on all media to desist from using any of Abduljabbar’s teachings and pictures, Daily Trust reports.
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.