Elijah Odeh, the young barber who was arrested in Kano State for alleged blasphemy has been released.
It will be recalled that Odeh, from Adum East, in Obi Local Government Area of Benue State, was arrested for giving his customers haircuts deemed offensive to Islam. Read HERE and HERE
It was gathered that the case was struck out on Wednesday, by the same Judge who refused to grant him bail earlier.
The Senator representing Benue South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Comrade Abba Moro, confirmed the development in a statement on Wednesday February 10.
“I’m pleased to announce the release of Elijah Odeh, a young barber from Obi LGA arrested and detained in Kano State over hairstyle he designed on two of his customers. The case was struck out today,” the statement reads.
“Like I said the other day, I won’t allow any of my Constituents, anywhere in the country, suffer unjustly as long as I remain their Senator,”
“Elijah was unjustly arrested and even denied bail but thank God he’s now free,”
“Many thanks to Governor Samuel Ortom and all those who, in one way or the other, lent their voices in the struggle to get the young man released. It’s victory for all of us!”
~ S A M