Kola Alapini, the lawyer of Omar Farouq, the teenager who was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for blasphemy in Kano, has debunked reports that he has relocated abroad.
Mr. Alapini’s rebuttal comes against several reports in the media on Monday, stated that Omar Farouq has relocated abroad.
When Peoples Gazette sought to verify the reports, Mr. Alapini, Thursday afternoon, said his client has not relocated abroad.
The lawyer said although Farouq and his family have been moved from the North due to threats, “they are still in Nigeria.”
“It is fake news and it is the tabloid that started it. They make fundraising difficult for us when they carry information without getting their facts.
“One thing we have done is to move him and his immediate family out from the North to Abuja for safety and then to the South. That is what I will only say,” Mr. Alapini said.
The counsel said funds are being raised for his education and accommodation