Sheik AbdulJabar Nasiru, has been sentenced to death for blasphemy against the Prophet of Islam, by Kano Senior Magistrate, Justice Ibrahim Sarki Yola in Kano.
Justice Ibrahim Sarki Yola found Sheik AbdulJabar Nasiru Kabara guilty of blasphemy and all charges levelled against him, where he was accused of making unremarkable statements against the prophet Muhammad.
The defendant, in adopting his final written addresses dated and filed Sept.20, urged the court to dismiss the case filed by the Kano State Government against him and order the state to apologise to him.
But the prosecution counsel, Mamman Lawan-Yusufari, SAN, closed the case after four witnesses testified while the defendant presented one witness and tendered 24 books and memory card evidence to prove his case.
The defendant noted that he was the only witness available.
He was subsequently sentenced to death by hanging by the presiding magistrate.