An Islamic singer, Ahmad Abdul, arrested for releasing a blasphemous song has been released by the Department of State Service.
Abdul was arrested by DSS for releasing the uncensored song titled ‘Barhama Gwaska’, perceived as blasphemous and capable of creating chaos in the State.
The Executive Secretary of Kano State Films and Video Censorship Board, Ismaila Na’abba Afakallah, while confirming the release said he had received hundreds of petitions against the song from concerned citizens.
Afakallah noted that he reported the singer to the DSS which later arrested him at a hotel where he had been hiding for days so as to save him from mob.
He further stated that Abdul was reunited with his family after spending days in custody.
“He has been released as he regretted and apologized over his offence, promising not repeat in,” said Afakallah.
On why the board did not arraign him before a court of law, Afakallah said, “We are not after arraigning people, we just want to see them repenting and rehabilitating. He has already regretted and apologised over the crime he committed.”