Death Sentence: Kano Judiciary Submits Case Details To Falana
Kano State Judiciary says it has submitted certified copies of the Sharia Court judgement to the Human Rights activist, Mr Femi Falana, to enable him to appeal the judgement that sentence Yahaya Aminu to death by hanging for blasphemy.
The development came less than seven days to the expiration of the 30-day grace the court granted the convict to appeal the judgement.
Spokesman of the judiciary, Babajido Ibrahim spoke with newsmen on Thursday in Kano about the development.
Ibrahim said certified copies of the judgement was presented to the Falana’s representative on Wednesday in Kano.
He explained that the Kano State Judiciary received an application by the human right activist, requesting details of the Sharia Court judgement, to enable him appeal the judgement.
“The judiciary received a request from Mr Femi Falana’s representative on Tuesday and certified copies of the judgement were made available to him on Wednesday,” he said.
It will be recalled that a Sharia Court in Kano on August 10, sentence the 30-year-old Yahaya Aminu to death by hanging after his conviction of blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, on August 27, indicated his readiness to sign the death warrant, if the convict failed to appeal the judgement at the expiration of the 30-day grace.
Also, Ahmad Magaji, Controller Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS) in Kano State, confirmed that the convict was in custody.