• News - North East - Bauchi
  • Updated: May 15, 2023

Court Sends Bauchi Cleric To Correctional Facility Over Public Disturbance

A Court in Bauchi has a sent a cleric and Chief Imam of Dutsen Tanshi Jumaat mosque, Dr Idris Abdulaziz, to a correctional centre for public disturbance.

The cleric's lawyer, Barrister Umar Hassan, told newsmen on Monday that his client was arraigned before a Magistrate’s Court.

Hassan said the judge denied him bail and ordered that the defendant should be kept in detention and returned to court Tuesday

The Imam, according to Daily Trust, was quick to honour the police invitation before he was charged to court.

In his Ramadan sermon, the he was suspected of making remarks that were interpreted by some section of scholars to translate to blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad.

This generated heated reactions and condemnation while some Islamic organisations called for his arrest.

However, some scholars have sided with the cleric.

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A'isha Ahmad
A'isha Ahmad

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