The cleric was once arraigned by way of the Kano State executive for blasphemy, incitement, and varied offences.
A Kano State Upper Sharia Court on Thursday sentenced an Islamic cleric, Abduljabbar Kabara, to loss of life by way of placing after he was once discovered responsible of the 4-count rate of blasphemy filed by way of the Kano State executive.
Mr Kabara, who’s the son of the past due Nasiru Kabara, a pace-setter of the Qadariyya Islamic Movement in West Africa, was once arrested at his house in Kano and arraigned on 16 July 2021, earlier than an Upper Sharia Court at ‘Kofar Kudu’, Emir’s palace.
He was once charged by way of the Kano State executive with blasphemy, incitement, and varied offences.
The executive claimed that the cleric was once well-known for debatable non secular commentaries and statements, that have been thought to be embarrassing to the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
On Thursday, the pass judgement on, Ibrahim Sarki-Yola, reviewed the court docket lawsuits from closing yr, for about 4 hours. The lawsuits reviewed come with the listening to of witnesses and objections of the accused particular person. The court docket stated it’s glad that the accused is medically k following a psychiatric certification.
The pass judgement on stated Mr Kabara sacked his attorneys at the accusations that they have been operating towards him. And at some extent, he opted to protect himself with no attorney, to which the court docket disagreed and equipped a attorney for him as a result of the gravity of the allegations towards him.
The pass judgement on stated he’s glad that the state has confirmed the four-count rate filed towards the cleric. The pass judgement on additionally pushed aside the cleric’s arguments as a trifling ‘instructional workout’.
The witnesses who testified towards the cleric narrated how Mr Kabara on 10 August 2019 made allegedly blasphemous feedback towards the Holy Prophet Muhammad at two other non secular gatherings in his mosque inside Kano’s city.
But the accused objected and pushed aside the witnesses announcing that their testimonies towards him have been in response to variations within the working out of the Islamic faith.
However, the pass judgement on stated the court docket approved the statements of the witnesses. The pass judgement on additionally trusted an audio recording, admitted to by way of the accused, the place Mr Kabara was once making the alleged blasphemous feedback.
“The court docket admitted that the feedback have been made at a meeting on the cleric’s mosque at ‘Gwale Filin Mushe’ whilst addressing his fans who hailed him as he made the feedback.
“The court docket after bringing up a number of references agreed that the ones feedback by way of the cleric have been admitted by way of the court docket as blasphemous feedback towards the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
“The prosecutors also convinced the court that the accused person deliberately interpreted the religious books and fabricated the blasphemous comments against the Holy Prophet Muhammad,” the pass judgement on, Mr Sarki-Yola, stated.
The pass judgement on requested the defence suggest whether or not he has anything else to provide earlier than the court docket earlier than the general judgement was once learn. The defence suggest, Abubakar Ado, pleaded with the court docket for leniency at the flooring that his shopper made the feedback out of lack of information and requested to court docket to imagine that the accused particular person was once a breadwinner with other halves and kids.
However, whilst the defence suggest was once making the plea for his shopper, the accused particular person, Mr Kabara, interrupted. He stated he didn’t ask any attorney to talk on his behalf and that regardless of the attorney stated didn’t constitute him.
He requested the court docket to permit him to talk for himself for the closing time earlier than the judgement was once learn.
The pass judgement on obliged his request.
Mr Kabara verbally attacked the pass judgement on. He accused him of being unfair and challenged him to sentence him to loss of life.
While pointing on the pass judgement on, Mr Kabara stated, “You Ibrahim Sarki Sani Yola, changed the whole narration about the case go ahead and sentence me to death, I will die honourably meeting my God.”
“And I am pleading to my followers not to worry about the sentencing as I will die as a righteous person,” Mr Kabara stated whilst returning to his seat on the accused field.
The pass judgement on, Mr Sarki-Yola, then, proceeded for a brief destroy earlier than returning at about 1:10 p.m.
He sentenced Mr Kabara to loss of life by way of placing.
The pass judgement on stated he trusted ‘Section 382 subsection (B) of the Shariah attraction court docket 2000,’ Kano State’s regulations.
“Whoever in any means publicly insults by using words or expression in writing, verbal means or gesture which shows or demonstrates in form or contempt or abuse against the Holy Quran or any prophet of God shall be liable to death,” the pass judgement on stated after turning in the judgement.
He additionally ordered the seizure of all 189 books that the cleric used within the court docket to protect himself. He additionally banned throughout Kano State the usage of the clerics’ non secular preaching and the usage of his pictures.
The pass judgement on additionally ordered the state to clutch the 2 mosques of the cleric the place he made the feedback towards the prophet.
The pass judgement on stated Mr Kabara has up to 30 days to attraction the judgement.
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