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SHOCKING!! Barber Arrested For Giving Haircuts To Customers Who ‘offend’ Islam

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SHOCKING!! Barber Arrested For Giving Haircuts To Customers Who ‘offend’ Islam


The Kano State Hisbah Corps arrested a barber from Benue State, Elijah Ode, for allegedly giving haircuts to his clients.

Offending the Islamic faith in the state’s Sabongari district.

It was learned that on Tuesday, the religious police force allegedly arraigned Ode and had him remanded as well.

The barber, who is also a student, was arrested last Wednesday, according to a Benue State activist, Smith Akoko, who first brought the matter to the attention of Nigerians, after two of his customers were found with hairstyles considered blasphemous to the Islamic faith.

His cousin, Sunday Ukenya, who confirmed the Akoko incident, said that on Tuesday, February 2, the Hisbah corps arraigned Elijah in court and then remanded him in custody.

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It’s still not sure when his trial will resume.

The Islamic police accused Elijah Ode, a resident of Kano from Adum East, Obi Local Government Area of the Benue District, who combines his barbing vocation with his studies, of blasphemy for his job as a barber.

According to eyewitnesses, last Wednesday, when two of his clients were tortured to stupor for getting haircuts suspected to be blasphemous to Islam, Elijah, who is well patronized by young people for having exceptional abilities in giving trendy haircuts, attracted the wrath of the extremists.

Elijah was then traced to his barbershop, where he was arrested for complicity, and held in police custody last week with the two customers.

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Ode did not develop the hairstyles with the intention of provoking them, according to details gathered from a family member.

“The source said, “He’s only being creative and developing his career, which he used to make a living for himself and pay his fees at his Kano Tertiary School, where he supports himself.

At the behest of the aggrieved Muslims, the case is already in court, with the first session heard yesterday. But because of the claim that it is a big case and thus not bailable, all attempts by the young barber’s counsel to bail him proved abortive.

“The family has run out of hope at the moment, requesting intercessory prayers as the reality of imprisonment stares Elijah in the face.”

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SHOCKING!! Barber Arrested For Giving Haircuts To Customers Who ‘offend’ Islam


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