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Sokoto-based Cleric Arrested For Criticising El-Rufai— To Be Charged In Kaduna

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A based cleric, has been arrested for allegedly criticising Governor over the ban on Eid-ul-fitr prayer in state.

Sokoto Cleric Arrested  For Criticising El-Rufai, Taken To Kaduna
Sokoto Cleric Arrested For Criticising El-Rufai

Yabo, in a viral video clip, had taken a swipe on Mr El-Rufa’i and scholars in the state for the continuous ban on religious gatherings in the state.

Speaking to Daily Trust, Abdullahi Abubakar-Yabo, a nephew of the arrested scholar disclosed that Mr Yabo was arrested around 4pm on Friday and transported to Kaduna where he would be charged.

According to Mr Abubakar-Yabo, some plain-clothed policemen came to the scholar’s residence while they were saying their Asr prayer and immediately after the prayer, they called him aside and showed him a warrant of arrest issued by a Magistrate court in Kaduna.

“After reading the paper, Malam did not utter a word, he just moved into his house, came back and entered their vehicle.

“It was after they left that he called and notified us about the arrest, that the Attorney-General of Kaduna State had written a petition against him over his recent remarks against their governor,” Mr Abdullahi-Yabo said.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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