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Islamic scholar arrested for criticising El-Rufai regains freedom


Sokoto-based Islamic scholar, Bello Yabo who was arrested for allegedly criticising the ban on Eid prayers and making belittling comments against Governor Nasir El-Rufai has regained freedom.

The Kaduna state Police Command released Tuesday after he was arrested and transferred to Kaduna State on Friday.

Yabo in a trending video clip was seen condemning El-Rufa’i and Islamic scholars in Kaduna State over the continuous ban on religious gatherings.

In the criticism,  The scholar had attacked the Kaduna governor, and the State Council of Ulamah for allowing what he described as a ‘small bird’ to dictate to them.

Reports revealed that he was arrested by the police in Kaduna who transferred him from Sokoto to Kaduna to give statement concerning allegations against him by the Kaduna State Government.

it was also gathered that Yabo was released on bail into the custody of a prominent Kaduna-based lawyer on Sunday night, after he insisted the police tell him the source of the alleged video.

He also refused to since it was not the first time that his voice had been imitated or manipulated using modern technology.



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