Police declare Bauchi cleric wanted

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The Bauchi State Police Command has declared an Islamic cleric in Bauchi, Dr. Idris Abdulazeez Dutsen Tanshi, wanted for alleged contempt of court.

The command disclosed this in a Special Police Gazette Bulletin issued on Thursday, February 8, 2024.

“If seen, arrest and hand over to the nearest police station or to the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Criminal Investigation Department, Bauchi State Command, or call 08151849417, 09048226246,” adding, “A handsome reward awaits any person(s) with information leading to his arrest,” it reads.

The embattled Sheikh Idris has been on trial since 2022 for alleged blasphemous remarks.

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Other charges the cleric is facing as filed by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the State and the Police at the Chief Magistrate Court were, “inciting public disturbance, insulting or inciting contempt of religious creed.”

Idris, in one of his preachings, hinted at going into exile in the face of threats he alleged he was facing by the state governor, Bala Mohammed.

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