Home NEWS Court Sets Aside Death Sentence on Kano Singer, Orders Retrial

Court Sets Aside Death Sentence on Kano Singer, Orders Retrial

by InlandTown Editor
0 comment

An Appeal Court hearing the case of a Singer, Yahya Sharif Aminu who allegedly blasphemed against Islam has been set aside the appeal and ordered another trial of the matter.


The Presiding judge 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.


Sagir also ordered that Sharif should be granted full legal representation and that the case should be tried before different judge.


Sharif was sentenced to death by hanging by an Upper Sharia Court on August 10, 2020.

His lawyers filed an appeal at the state Appeal Court on October 15, 2020, challenging the death penalty.


They submitted that  an Upper Sharia Court Hausawa Filin Hockey’s judgement contravenes section 2-6-9 of the ACJN and that was done in nullity.


The presiding 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.




Source: ThisDay, DailyPost

Related Articles

Leave a Comment

* By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More