Breaking: DSS Takes Fresh Action on Kano Singer Detained for Blasphemy

Breaking: DSS Takes Fresh Action on Kano Singer Detained for Blasphemy

  • Ahmad Abdul, the Kano singer arrested by the DSS over a blasphemous song, has finally regained freedom
  • The executive secretary of Kano State Films and Video Censorship Board, Ismaila Na’abba Afakallah, confirmed his release
  • Afakallah said the singer was released as he showed remorse and promised not to release any blasphemous song again

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Kano, Kano state - The Department of State Services (DSS) has released an Islamic singer, Ahmad Abdul, who was earlier arrested for releasing a song considered blasphemous, Daily Trust reported.

The newspaper stated that the development was confirmed on Monday, June 21, by the executive secretary of Kano State Films and Video Censorship Board, Ismaila Na’abba Afakallah.

Blasphemy: DSS Releases Kano Singer Detained over Controversial Song
People demonstrate to demand the release of activist Omoyele Sowore, facing treason charges on November 12, 2019, outside the DSS headquarters in Abuja. Photo credit: KOLA SULAIMON/AFP
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Afakallah said he had received hundreds of petitions against the song from concerned citizens, Daily Independent also reported.

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He explained that he reported the singer to the DSS which later arrested him at a hotel where he had been hiding for days from the mob.

Singer apologises, reunites with family

According to Afakallah, Abdul was released after showing remorse and apologising for the "offence".

He has also reunited with his family after spending days in custody.

Afakallah said:

“He has been released as he regretted and apologized over his offence, promising not repeat it again."

Why Abdul was not arraigned

Asked why the singer was not prosecuted, Afakallah said the board is not after arraigning people but is interested in seeing those caught repent.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Abdul was arrested for releasing an uncensored song perceived as blasphemous and capable of creating chaos in the northwestern state.

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Anti-Islam hairstyle: Senator demands release of Kano barber arrested

In another news, Senator Abba Moro has demanded the release of Elijah Odeh, a young barber arrested in Kano state over anti-Islam hairstyles.

The lawmaker representing Benue South senatorial district in the National Assembly in a statement by his media office on Sunday, February 7, explained that Odeh is from his constituency.

According to Moro, the barber was allegedly nabbed by a group of Muslims over claims that he cut hairstyles that were considered to be offensive to Islam and the Holy Prophet Mohammed (SAW).

Source: Legit Nigeria

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