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Contempt of court: Police declare Bauchi Islamic cleric Idris wanted

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Contempt of court: Police declare Bauchi Islamic cleric Idris wanted

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By Samuel Luka, Bauchi

A popular Islamic cleric in Bauchi state, Dr. Idris Abdul’azeez Dutsen Tanshi has been declared wanted by the Bauchi state police command over alleged contempt of court.

The declaration of Dr Idris Abdul’azeez Dutsen Tanshi was contained in a special gazette bulletin issued on the order of the Inspector-general of Police on Thursday.

The bulletin urged anyone with information about the whereabouts of the cleric to report to the Bauchi State Police Command or any nearest Police station.

“A handsome reward” awaits any person(s) with information leading to Dutsen Tanshi’s arrest”, the bulletin added.

It can be recalled that an Upper Shari’a Court 1 sitting in Bauchi metropolis had issued a bench warrant against the renowned Islamic cleric.

The arrest warrant followed the Cleric’s inability to appear before the court for his continued trial over alleged incitement of public disturbance levelled against him.