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BREAKING: Court Reserves Judgement On Appeal By Singer Sentenced To Death Over Blasphemy

Kano State High Court sitting on Friday has reserved judgment on the appeal brought by Singer, Yahya Aminu Sharif who was sentenced to death by an Upper Shari’a Court for blasphemy.

Recall that in August this year, Sharif was found guilty of Blasphemy for composing a song that purportedly insulted Prophet Mohammed.
The court also reserved judgment for bail application and appeal by 13-year-old Omar Faruk sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for complicity in the offense committed by Aminu.
Aisha Mahmud, counsel for the respondents, while defending the judgement urged the court to dismiss the appeal.
The Shari’a court judgement had attracted widespread criticism and condemnation from Nigerians and civil society organisations.
While the outcries persisted in August, Abdullahi Ganduje, the Governor of  Kano State said the State Government had accepted the death penalty and would not waste time to sign the verdict in 30 days.

Emmanuel Bagudu
Author: Emmanuel Bagudu

Abuja based award-winning multimedia journalist

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