Thursday, February 18, 2021

Kano blasphemy: Falana to appeal judgement


tiamin rice

A Human Right activist, Femi Falana, has indicated interest to appeal the judgement that sentenced Yahaya Aminu to death by hanging for blasphemy and has since requested details of the Kano State Sharia Court judgment.

The development came less than seven days to the expiration of the 30-day grace the court granted the convict to appeal the judgment.

Babajibo Ibrahim, the Spokesman of the Judiciary, who spoke with NAN on Thursday in Kano, said the judiciary had submitted certified copies of the Sharia Court judgment to Mr Falana.

Mr Ibrahim said that certified copies of the judgment were presented to the Falana’s representative on Wednesday in Kano.

He explained that the Kano State Judiciary received an application by the human right activist, requesting details of the Sharia Court judgment, to enable him appeal the judgment.

“The judiciary received a request from Mr Femi Falana’s representative on Tuesday and certified copies of the judgment were made available to him on Wednesday,’’ he said.

It will be recalled that a Sharia Court in Kano on Aug. 10, sentenced the 30-year-old Yahaya Aminu to death by hanging after his conviction of blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad.

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, on Aug. 27, indicated his readiness to sign the death warrant, if the convict failed to appeal the judgment at the expiration of the 30-day grace.

Also, Ahmad Magaji, Controller, Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS) in Kano State, confirmed that the convict was in custody.


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