Death Sentence: Convicted Sheikh Abduljabbar Reveals How He Wants To Die

Friday, December 16, 2022

– agency report

… Said he would not beg judge to temper justice

… ‘Ganduje, is ready to sign death warrant’

Sheikh Abduljabbar Kabara has said he will like to die fast after receiving a death sentence from the Upper Shari’a court in Kano

The religious leader was prosecuted for blasphemy of the prophet pbuh

Kabara then called on his supporters not to worry about his death as he is going to meet his creator in an honourable manner

Kano – The convicted Kano-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abduljabbar Kabara, has told the Upper Shari’a court in Kano to quicken the execution of the death sentence passed on him, adding that he was not afraid to die

The religious leader, who spoke shortly after the judgment was passed, called for the immediate execution of the ruling, adding that he was ready to die an honourable death. He urged his supporters not to worry about his death because he will meet his creator in an honourable manner.

Kabara said he would not beg the judge to temper justice with mercy but called on the court to expedite action in executing the judgment.

Meanwhile, despite public outcry, Kano State Governor Ganduje is reported to have said he is ready to sign the Islamic Cleric Abduljabbar’s death warrant.

The Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of Kano State, Lawan Musa, said the state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, is ready to sign the death warrant of the convicted Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara.

The commissioner, in a chat with Daily Trust, was reacting to the conviction and sentencing of Abduljabbar to death by hanging after an Upper Sharia Court found him guilty of the charge of blasphemy levelled against him by the state government.

Musa said the governor remains committed to ensuring that there is no breakdown of law and order in the state, adding that the judgment of the court was a vindication of the case brought by the state government against the cleric, which shows no one is above the law.

“Nobody will be allowed to break the law without the necessary actions being taken.

“We took him (Abduljabbar) to court and gave him all the necessary things to defend himself and today, we thank God, the court has seen that we do have a case against him and has convicted him accordingly,” he said.

Musa added: “Just as it (position of the governor) has not changed in the case of Hanifa, it has equally not changed on this.

“You know there are a lot of procedures to follow and His Excellency is ever ready; once that warrant is brought before him, he is going to sign it,” he added.

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