Police Declare Bauchi Cleric Wanted for Contempt of Court

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The Bauchi State Police Command has declared a vocal Islamic cleric, Dr. Idris Abdul'azeez Tanshi, wanted for alleged contempt of court. This development was made known in a Special Police Gazette Bulletin issued by the authorities of the Inspector General of Police and made available to Journalists in the state command on Thursday, adding that a "handsome reward" awaits anyone with information leading to the arrest of Dutsen Tanshi. According to the bulletin, his last known address was Dutsen Tanshi in Bauch metropolis and he is 63 years old, slim in stature, and normally dresses in Hausa attire.

The Police request that anyone who has any information that will lead to his arrest should contact the Command. Recall that, the renowned Islamic Cleric has been having a running legal battle with the Police Command leading to his arraignment before a Bauchi Upper Sharia Court, concerning issues bothering the alleged incitement of public disturbance against him. He was granted bail but has not been present at the Court for the continuation of the case in the last two adjournments forcing the Court to issue a warrant of arrest against him.