The Upper Shariah Court in Kano has sentenced the controversial Islamic Cleric Sheikh Abdul Jabar Kabara to death by hanging over blasphemy.
The court has also issued an order banning the airing of preaching made by the clerics on radio and television stations in Kano.
The court had also instructed the government to take over the two mosques where he usually conducts his preaching.
Justice Sarki Ibrahim Yola stated, “I am convinced that the prosecution team has proven its case beyond reasonable doubt and hereby convict the accused”.
It could be recalled that Sheikh Abduljabbar was arraigned before Justice Ibrahim Sarki Yola Upper Shariah Court, Kano for blasphemy.