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I Will Ensure Elijah Ode Gets Justice- Abba Moro

Comrade Abba Moro, the Senator representing Benue South Federal Constituency has requested the immediate release of one Elijah Ode, who was arrested in Kano in connection with hairstyles.

It was gathered that the Hisbah corps, an Islamic law enforcement group, nabbed Elijah for giving his customers hairstyles considered as haram to the Islamic faith.

Senator Abba Moro.

According to a statement released by the Senator’s media aide, Elijah who hails from Edum East of Obi Local Government of his constituency is being tried before Gyadi-Gyadi Magistrate’s Court sitting in Kano State.

Elijah Ode.

The statement went on to say that those holding him captive have refused to heed to the interventions of Governors Samuel Ortom of Benue State and Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State.

Moro reiterated that he won’t sit and do nothing while one of his constituents is suffering injustice.

One of the hairstyles in question.

The Senator said, “None of my constituents will suffer unjustly anywhere, as long as I remain their Senator.

“I will also follow up on the case, with all the seriousness it deserves, until justice is served on Elijah, who I believe, has done nothing wrong by being creative and innovative.”

Ode with one of his clients.

Ode, who is a student, was first arrested on the 15th of January and later released, before being rearrested again on the 27th of the same month for hairstyles the Hisbah corps consider an insult to Islam and the Prophet Mohammed.

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