Controversial Kano Islamic cleric, Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara, has been convicted to die by hanging over alleged blasphemy.
Naija News reports that the verdict was passed on Thursday (today) by an Upper Sharia Court in Kano.
The court earlier convicted the embattled cleric after finding him guilty of the charge of blasphemy levelled against him.
The court judge, Mallam Ibrahim Sarki Yola, in his sentencing, charged all media to desist from using any of Kabara’s teachings and pictures. The convict was thereafter given 30 days to appeal the judgment or forfeit his right to appeal.
It could be recalled that Kabara was first arrested and arraigned in July 2021 by the Kano State government led by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
The government accused the renowned cleric of blaspheming against the Holy Prophet Muhammad, an act it said is capable of inciting public peace.
At the hearing of the case today, the court said it the prosecuting counsels have proven beyond doubts that Kabara is guilty of all the charges levelled against him.
Yola ordered the state government to seize the two mosques belonging to Abduljabbar.