Blasphemy: Convicted Kano Singer finally appeals death sentence

Kano State-based singer who was recently sentenced to death by a Shariah Court in the state has finally appealed the judgement.

According to the report on Sahara Reporters, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu who was accused of blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad has appealed the judgement passed on him by a Kano Shari’a Court.

Aminu was sentenced to death on August 10, 2020, with 30 days grace to appeal 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.

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.