A Magistrate court seated in Kano State has on Thursday overturned the death sentence imposed on the Kano-based singer Yahaya Sharif Aminu who was convicted for blasphemy by a Sharia Court in Kano State.
The judgement which was delivered on Thursday, January 21 by the Kano state’s Chief Judge Justice Nuraddeen Sagir, who stated that the trial was full of irregularities as the appellant was not given legal representation.
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Sagir also said that the judgement of the upper Sharia court contravened section 2-6-9 of the administration of the criminal justice act.
He ordered that the case be re-tried at the same court and that the appellant should be given a fair hearing and legal representation under another judge.
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