The Nigerian Correctional Service, Kano state Command on Thursday refuted a trending story on the health status of detained controversial Kano cleric, Abduljabar Nasiru Kabara.
DSC Musbahu K/Nasarawa CPRO, Kano State Command in a statement obtained by PlatinumPost on Thursday described Abduljabar’s reported illness as malicious and false report in the public domain.
The statement reads in part: “The attention of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Kano state Command, has been drawn to a malicious and false report in public domain that Kano-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara, who is in our custody, is seriously ill.
“The Service is calling on the general public to debunk and discountenance this falsehood which is a figment of the imagination of the author.
“The service wishes to inform the public that the said Sheikh, as well as other inmates of custodial centres in the state are hale and hearty. The Service prioritizes the medical and health welfare of all inmates.”
The embattled Sheikh was reported (not by PlatinumPost) of having a serious health crisis in detention.
According to the report, his lawyer, Rabiu Abdullahi disclosed that the Sheikh’s grave health condition has been confirmed by a medical consultant from a government hospital in the state.