The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Issa Ali Pantami has been listed among other Ulamas that will try Rahama Sadau for blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports the petitioner, Mr. Lawal Muhammad Gusau made this known in a statement on Saturday.
After filing a petition to the Inspector General of Police on alleged case of blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad caused by Sadau’s photos, the petitioner gave a list of four conditions to be met.
Recall that Sadau’s pictures recently stirred controversy on social media, which forced the actress to withdraw them and apologise.
Some Northern muslims felt the pictures were offensive to the conservative Northern Nigerian and to Islam, her faith. Others disagreed and rose in her defense.
But in a press statement released by the petitioner, Mr. Lawal Muhammad Gusau, on Saturday, the Kannywood actress must meet the following conditions as attached.
The petition warned that if care is not taken, the social media photos of the 27-year-old actress could cause a crisis in the Northern part of Nigeria. It cited an incident in Kano where a singer who allegedly blasphemed the Prophet was attacked by a mob.
Mr Gusau said, ” in response to the report by BBC Hause transmitted on the 7th day of November 2020 that Rahama Sadau is due to arrive to Kaduna, Nigeria with her Lawyers to defend herself on the allegation of blasphemy labelled against her she should note the followings”
The conditions include that her lawyer(s) must be Muslims, the Police should only convey her to the Sharia court, renowned Islamic scholars like Isa Pantami should be the judges of the day and that Arewa lawyers should not defend Rahama Sadau.
See the full statement here:
Conditions to be met in respect of Rahama Sadau’s allegation of blasphemy on the Prophet Muhammad (SAW)
In response to the report by BBC Hausa transmitted on the 7th day of November 2020 that Rahama Sadau is due to arrive to Kaduna, Nigeria, with her Lawyers to defend herself on the allegation of the blasphemy labelled against her, she should note the followings-
1. Her lawyer (s) MUST be Muslim by faith. This is predicated on the fact that it is only a Muslim Lawyer that can understand the proceedings of Sharia Court. It is a matter relating to Hadiths of the Prophet and the Glorious Holy Qur’an and not a matter relating to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
2. The Police should only observe their constitutional role of conveying her to Islamic Shariah Court after conduction discreet investigation of the case in issue.
3. Renowned Islamic scholars like Sheikh (Dr.) Ahmed Mahmoud Gumi, Kaduna, Sheikh Ahmed BUK from Kano, Sheikh Kabir Haruna Gombe from Gombe state, Shekh Nura Khalil (Digital) from Abuja and Sheikh Ali Isa Pantami (Hon. Minister of Communication) will be the Ulamas that will give Islamic interpretation with regards to the balsphemy on the Prophet Muhammed (SAW).
4 We compliment the resolve of Arewa lawyers for not interfering in the cases of blasphemy against one Aminu Sherif and Umar Farouq. We expect the Arewa Layers and most particularly Lawyers in Kaduna not to interfere in Rahama Sadau’s case.
Finally, we wish to call on the general public to remain calm, while assuring all Muslim faithful that justice will take its course.
Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria! Long live the Nigeria Police Force!
So Rahama Sadau is expected to appear before a sharia court in Kaduna, where her fate will be decided.
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