Blasphemy: Kano submits Sharia Court judgment to Falana

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Kano State Judiciary says it has submitted certified copies of the Sharia Court judgment to the human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), to enable him to appeal the judgment that sentenced Yahaya Aminu to death by hanging for blasphemy.

Reports state that the development is occurring less than seven days to the expiration of the 30-day grace that was granted by the court for convict to appeal the judgment.

Spokesman of the Judiciary, Mr. Babajibo Ibrahim made it known that an application by the human right activist, requesting details of the Sharia Court judgment, to enable him appeal the judgment was received on Tuesday.

He said, “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.”

It will be recalled that a Sharia Court in Kano on Aug. 10, sentenced the 22-year-old Yahaya Aminu to death by hanging after his conviction of blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad.

The Governor of the state, Abdullahi Ganduje, indicated his readiness to sign the death warrant, on Aug. 27, 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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