President of Humanist Association of Nigeria, Mubarak Bala, has been arrested by the police in Kaduna State for ‘insulting Prophet Muhammad’
Mubarak Bala was arrested after a petition by a group of lawyers to the Commissioner of Police in Kano State, to prosecute him for insulting Prophet Muhammad on his Facebook page.
The petition signed by one S.S Umar reads,
“We are submitting this complain against one Mubarak Bala of Layin Massalaccin Bilai, Karkasara quarters, Kano.
The said Mubarak was born and raised as a Muslim but for his own personal reason decided to leave Islam for atheism sometime in 2014 and has since then been writing stuffs on his Facebook page that are provocative and annoying to Muslims.”
See copy of the petition below.