The much-awaited debate between controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara and other scholars of Islam ended with much more controversy, as no consensus could be reached.
In the aftermath of the debate, Daily Trust learnt that the cleric is set to be charged to court for blasphemy, incitement, and sundry offences. The police have already issued him with a letter to appear at the state’s police headquarters on Monday.
A source close to the cleric told one of our reporters that charges were already prepared against Abduljabbar who, according to the source, was to be picked up from the venue of the debate which held at the Kano State Shari’a Commission offices.
Police spokesperson in the state, DSP Abdullahi Kiyawa, confirmed the police invitation last night but insisted that the invitation had nothing to do with the Saturday’s debate.
“It is part of an ongoing case for which he is on bail. There was a petition from some scholars which the police had been working on and he routinely comes around as part of the investigation. He was to come on Friday but because of the preparation for the debate the day was shifted to allow him participate in the debate,” Kiyawa said.
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