Blasphemy: Court denies Kano cleric, Abduljabbar, bail | Dailytrust

Blasphemy: Court denies Kano cleric, Abduljabbar, bail

The Upper Shari’a Court sitting in Kano State has rejected the bail application of Abduljabbar Shaikh Nasiru Kabara. Abduljabbar Kabara has been accused of...

 Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara
Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara

The Upper Shari’a Court sitting in Kano State has rejected the bail application of Abduljabbar Shaikh Nasiru Kabara.

Abduljabbar Kabara has been accused of blasphemy and incitement.

In Thursday’s sitting, the new defence counsel to Abduljabbar Kabara, led by Muhammad Umar, applied for his bail on the ground that the accused person’s family was facing difficulties as a result of his absence.

The defence counsel added that if the accused person is granted bail he can have time to defend himself properly.

The prosecution counsel, led by Suraj Saida (SAN), objected to the defence counsel’s bail plea, noting that the offence is a capital offence that is not bailable under the law except in exceptional circumstances.

The presiding judge, Ibrahim Sarki Yola, ruled that there were no exceptional circumstances for the court to grant the accused person bail and ordered that he should continue to be remanded in the correctional centre.

The court also adjourned the case to 14th October 2021.

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