Court overtunes death sentence imposed on Kano based singer over insulting Prophet Mohammed


The death sentence imposed on Yahya Sharif Aminu, a Kano-based singer who was convicted for blasphemy has been overturned by a court. 

In a judgment delivered on Thursday, January 21 by the state’s chief judge Nuraddeen Sagir, it was stated that the trial was full of irregularities as the appellant was not given legal representation.


Sagir also said that the judgment 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 fair hearing and legal representation under another judge.