In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 23rd, September, 2020

Governor Ganduje Breaks Silence On Demise Sentence Given To Musician In Kano

Governor Ganduje Breaks Silence On Death Sentence Given To Musician In Kano

Governor Ganduje



Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has reacted to the loss of life sentence given to a musician, Yahaya Shariff-Aminu for a tune deemed to be blasphemous in opposition to Prophet Mohammed.


Sahara Reporters reported that the Governor whereas breaking his silence mentioned the musician has the best to attraction his judgement as much as the Supreme Court docket of Nigeria.


Ganduje mentioned this when he spoke with journalists in Abuja following a gathering with President Muhammadu Buhari.


He mentioned that whereas the musician had appealed the judgment of the Sharia Council, the state was ready for the choice of the courtroom.

“He has already appealed. That course of is occurring and that course of will proceed as much as the Supreme Court docket.

“In the meanwhile, we’re ready for the judicial processes,” he mentioned.


Ganduje additionally mentioned the President has been placed on discover however refused to reveal the place of Buhari on the matter.


Shariff-Aminu, 22, was sentenced by an higher Sharia courtroom in Kano final August after he was discovered responsible of blasphemy for a tune he circulated by way of WhatsApp in March.


The musician by way of his lawyer, Kola Alapinni, has appealed the loss of life sentence.


Alapinni mentioned the Kano State Penal Regulation 2000 was unconstitutional, null and void, having grossly violated and conflicted with the structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999) as amended and has violated the Human Rights and the Common Declaration of Human Rights.

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