The embattled Islamic scholar in Kano State, Sheik Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara, has pleaded with all the lawyers, who filed cases on his behalf against the state government and governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, to withdraw them.
Abduljabbar, in a short video made available to newsmen in Kano on Wednesday, said the reason is his belief that it would be better to allow the government conclude the investigation it has embarked upon on the issues.
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Abduljabbar had approached a high court in the state last Wednesday, seeking a perpetual injunction restraining the state government and the police from continually closing his mosque and banning him from preaching.
The state government had debarred the cleric from preaching, alleging that his mode of preaching is incendiary.
The government also ordered that all the seminaries run by the cleric be shut down pending the outcome of an investigation by security agencies.
He, however, pleaded with the government to be just and fair in its investigations.
He said: “I’m ready to accept the outcome of the investigation if justice and fairness are done on the matter. There is no need for court if this is done. We should wait for the government first.
“This is why I’m pleading with the lawyers to withdrew the court cases because I’m optimistic about getting a just and fair outcome in the investigation.
“All the cases were filed by my sympathizers who are the lawyers. I’m pleading with them to be calm.
I know they are disturbed and went on to do what they did. I’m grateful to them and I hope this my plea will be accepted by them and implemented.
“For these reasons, I want to thank them for their support, love and concern over the issues.”
Daily trust reports that a team of lawyers filed two separate cases against the state government at both federal and state high courts, seeking the enforcement of the sheikh’s fundamental human rights as well as setting aside the order banning the sheikh from preaching.