Islamic Cleric Arraigned For Insulting Emir Sanusi

A renowned cleric, Shiek Nasiru Bazallah, has been arraigned by the Nigeria Police before a Kano Magistrate Court for allegedly insulting the Emir of Kano, Mallam Lamido Sanusi, with the intent to provoke a breach of peace.

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.

First Information Report stated that
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 the monarch’s 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 levelled 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 N1million bail with two reliable sureties.

He ruled that the two sureties must be directors at any federal ministry.


  1. you got served! because if the new direction of the emir this achaic sheikh is angered about it..some people are indeed foolish

  2. Na dem dem, wetin concern me,

  3. Like they are angry with the Emir cos he is telling them all in the North to seat up & stop dragging the entire nation backward.

  4. This Serve as a deterrent to others basket mouth. Sanusi keep your outspokenness on.


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