JUST IN: Blasphemy – Kano Singer Appeals Death Sentence
Kano State-based singer who was recently sentenced to death by a Shariah Court in the state has reportedly appealed the judgement.
According to the report monitored by Naija News on Sahara Reporters, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu who was accused of blasphemy against Islam Prophet Muhammad has appealed the judgement passed on him by a Kano Shari’a Court.
It could be recalled that Aminu was sentenced to death on August 10, 2020, with 30 days grace to appeal to the judgment or be hanged till he seized breathe. However, just six days to the deadline which was supposed to end on Wednesday, September 9, the accused singer said he is dissatisfied with the judgment passed by the Shari’a Court.
Aminu’s decision was revealed in a suit filed on Thursday, September 3 at the Kano State High Court by his lawyer, Kola Alanipini, Naija News understands.
According to him, the Kano State Penal Law 2000 is unconstitutional, describing it as null and void, having grossly violated and conflicted with the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999) as amended. He noted further that the judgement violated his Human Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights respectively.
Naija News recalls that some Nigerian Muslims has warned Christians in the country to stay away from Islamic matters.
The warning was coming after some Christians expressed their dissatisfaction with Kano State Governor’s declaration to sign the death warrant of singer, Sharif Yahya Aminu who was accused of blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad.