Sokoto State Police Command has arrested one Isma’ila Sani Isah for allegedly posting a blasphemous comment against the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) on his social media platform.
Isah was said to have made the alleged blasphemous comment out of frustration over his failure to secure an appointment with a local government in the state.
The suspect allegedly also made derogatory comments against a government official whom he accused of denying him opportunity to secure government work.
GoldenNewsNG gathered that hundreds of had on Thursday, stormed the palace of Sultan Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar and demanded the arrest and prosecution of Isah for alleged blasphemous comments he posted on Facebook.
The angry youths who were armed with placards, among which read “We are calling on the Sultanate Council to take the necessary measure against the perpetrator” and “Isma’il, must die” among others stormed the palace around 5p.m.
They were, however, denied entry by armed policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer of Marina Police Station, Chief Superintendent M Y Maru.
Maru, who addressed the youths, pleaded for calm, saying the suspect was under detention at the Criminal Investigation Department of the state command
“We have arrested the suspect. He is currently under detention at the CID office and I can lead your leaders to the headquarter to confirm,” he said
The deputy Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Abdullahi, while receiving leaders of the youths at the police headquarters assured them that the suspect would be arraigned before a Shari’ah court on Monday.