Blasphemy: Kano cleric Abduljabbar Kabara sentenced to death

A Kano Upper Shari’a Court at Kofar Kudu has sentenced an Islamic cleric Abduljabbar Kabara to death by hanging over alleged blasphemy.

The judge Ibrahim Yola gave his verdict on Thursday.

In addition, the court banned radio and television stations from broadcasting works produced by the cleric.

The judge ordered the state government to confiscate the two mosques belonging to Abduljabbar.

Kabara was charged in July 2021 by Kano State Government for alleged blasphemous statements against the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), an act described as capable of inciting public peace.

Kabara, who denied any wrongdoing, countered his own lawyer Aminu Abubakar and said he would not beg for leniency.

“I am ready to die and I will die like a hero,” he said.

The cleric has only 30 days to appeal the judgment. If he fails to do so he will forfeit his right of appeal and will be hanged until he dies.