Blasphemy: Court nullifies Kano singer’s death sentence
A Kano State High Court on Thursday nullified the judgement of an Upper Sharia Court sentencing singer Yahaya Sharif-Aminu to death for blaspheming against Prophet Muhammad.
Justice Nuradeen Sagir, who is the state chief judge, and his co-panellist Justice Nasiru Saminu ruled that the first trial was full of irregularities and that the appellant was not given a fair legal representation.
They submitted that the judgement by the Sharia Court contravened section 2-6-9 of the ACJN and that was done in nullity.
The judges ordered that the case be re-tried at the same court but that the appellant be given a fair hearing and full legal representation.