Islamic Cleric In Court For Insulting Emir Sanusi
For allegedly insulting the Emir of Kano, Mohammed Sanusi, an Islamic cleric, Shiek Nasiru Bazallah, has been charged to court.
The prosecution alleged that the cleric incited disturbance and attempted to defame the character of the monarch, contrary to Section 114, 392 and 399 of the penal code.
On May 8, 2017 Emir Sanusi lodged a complaint to the Kano State Commissioner of Police, alleging that the defendant, on March 20, 2017, acted in a manner which defamed his character.
Furthermore, the report alleged that the Islamic scholar gathered his adherents at Goron Dutse quarters, where he made statements to incite disturbance and defame the monarch.
But the defendant said the allegations leveled against him were false, urging the court to admit him to bail.
However, police prosecutor, Inspector Haziel Ledapwa, informed the court that police investigation was still in progress.
In his ruling, the presiding magistrate, Hassan Fagge, granted the defendant bail in the sum of 1million Naira, including two reliable sureties.