Don’t Create Unrest; I’m Safe and Fine – Rahama Sadau tells fans
NEWS DIGEST – Kannywood star, Rahama Sadau has today taken to twitter to quash rumours that she was asked to appear before a Shariah court on charges of blasphemy against the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and now facing a death penalty.
A press release, dated November 7, had claimed that Ms Rahama was bound to arrive in Kaduna to defend herself on allegations of blasphemy—for uploading pictures of herself in a backless gown.
Rahama, through a twitter thread, pleaded with Nigerians pushing the rumour to “give it a rest” and not take advantage of the situation to create any unrest.
“I have received many messages that I have been arrested and sentenced to jail earlier today,” she said. I have no idea where the news emanated from. I’m therefore calling on people to stop spreading FAKE and unfounded stories.
“I haven’t received any police invitation or court trial. I’m reiterating this to well wishers that I’m SAFE and FINE and I have never received any legal trial for whatever reason.
“It’s indeed a hard time for me. This is not the right time for FAKE NEWS. Much love to those who reached out, I’m grateful,” she added.
I have received many messages that I have been arrested and sentenced to jail earlier today. I have no idea where the news emanated from. I'm therefore calling on people to stop spreading FAKE and unfounded stories…
— Rahama Sadau 🇳🇬 (@Rahma_sadau) November 10, 2020
On where the press release emanated from, Rahama insist she has no idea and “saw it here [twitter] just like everyone else.”
News Digest now understands that Rahama is being shielded from arrest by the presidency and the state police commissioner.
“What gave that CP the power to overrule the IG?” asked Lawal Gusau, the man who wrote the petition against Rahama, in an interview with The Punch.
“Now, Rahama has refused to turn herself in. She is being protected by that CP and some people from the Presidential Villa. This is most unfortunate,” Lawal added.
The Inspector General of Police had directed the Kaduna Commissioner of Police to act “proactively” after a petition of indecent dressing was written against Rahama and ensure the “development does not result to any act that will threaten peace and security.”