The Police in Kaduna have arrested the president of Humanist Association of Nigeria, Mubarak Bala, for blasphemy on his Facebook page.
Bala’s arrest followed a petition by a group of lawyers to the Commissioner of Police in Kano State to prosecute him for insulting Prophet Muhammad on his Facebook page.
The petition signed by one S.S Umar reads, “We are submitting this complain against one Mubarak Bala of Layin Massalaccin Bilai, Karkasara quarters, Kano.
“The said Mubarak was born and raised as a Muslim but for his own personal reason decided to leave Islam for atheism sometime in 2014 and has since then been writing stuffs on his Facebook page that are provocative and annoying to Muslims.”
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However, a member of the Bala’s group has called on the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and Governor Nasir Elrufai of Kaduna State to ensure their leader’s immediate release.
A source said Bala was arrested by two police officers, who were not in uniform at his residence and is currently detained at the Gbabasawa Police Station in Kaduna.