Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau has allegedly been invited by Kaduna State Police Command over a petition claiming that recently posted photos of the actress on social media sparked blasphemous comments against Prophet Mohammed.
It would be recalled that few days ago, the Kannywood actress shared some photos on her Twitter page, which sparked an outrage among fans.
In the picture, the actress wore a stylish dress which showed off her back and her curves, with her hair uncovered, which is against Islamic law.
Some of Sadau’s fans felt the pictures were offensive to the conservative Northern Nigerian and to Islam, her faith. Others disagreed and rose in her defense.
Ms Sadau later issued apology, condemned the religious clash and blasphemous comments under her post, which led to the deletion of the photos.
A Kannywood publication, Film Magazine, reported that the actress was prevented from leaving the country.
The publication said Sadau was on her way to Dubai with her family but was asked to honour an invitation from the Kaduna police commissioner, PremiumTimes reports.
Also, in a letter to Kaduna State police commissioner, the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, mandated that police action should be taken to ensure public peace is not threatened.
He said the case should be treated “proactively to ensure the development does not result to any act that could threaten public peace and security”.
The memo was signed by Idowu Ohowunwa, a commissioner of police and principal staff officer to the IG, referencing a petition sent to the police boss by a man identified as Lawal Gusau.
The letter part stated;
Attached is a copy of letter dated 3rd November, 2020, received from Mal Lawal Moh’d Gusau on the above underlined subject.
I am to convey the directive of the Inspector General of Police that you treat proactively with a view to ensuring that the development does not result to any act that could threaten public peace and security.
He said a blasphemous comment was made against the Prophet in reactions that followed the images.
The man noted that if action was not taken, this could degenerate into religious clash in the northern part of the country, stressing;
Sir, I am writing to inform you that Rahama Sadau a Kannywood actress through her controversial picture has angered many people and if not quickly looked into could degenerate into a serious crisis.
Mr Gusau cited an incident in Kano State where a mob went after a singer accused of blasphemy and was sentenced to death by hanging.
Spokesperson for the Kaduna police, Mohammed Jalige, and the actress were yet to make comments about the development, as at the time of filing this report.