A Young Nigerian Barber from Kano State who recently got arrested for what they say are blasphemous designs he did for young men in his barbershop has shared pictures of the said designs they considered blasphemous for which he was arrested.
The young barber, Elijah Ode also gave the back story to all that happened, leading to his arrest and what happened during interrogations.
Elijah Pde revealed it all in a long Twitter thread.
“My name is Elijah, I’m a barber based in kano.
I was being arrested by Matro Area command police authority bank road kano on 15th January 2021.
Reasons for the arrest goes thus :
According to the police officers that show up in my shop that day in response to the allegation made against me by some members of the Islamic group in kano.
They said that they received a report that, I gave two of my clients a haircut style with a design of an image that Was said to have some similarities with something in Islamic religious group.
However, they eventually arrested me, took some of my barbing tools.
They also arrested the two of my clients who had the hairstyle on their heads.
We were being detained in the evening on Friday 15th till Saturday night 16th.
We were being charged approximately 27000 plus for the alleged offence.
My shop was being shut down for 4 days and it took 4 days as well for me to be able to get my tools back.
Attached is the haircut design which they allegedly claimed it was an Islamic inscription.”
Kindly follow the thread to see the barber’s account of what happened;