Blasphemy: Falana appeals Kano shari’a court’s ruling

By our reporter| With less than seven days to the expiration of the 30-day allowed by law for convicts to appeal a judgment, human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has applied to appeal the ruling of a Kano Shari’a court which sentenced singer Yahaya Aminu to death by hanging for blaspheming the Prophet Muhammad.

The sentence against Yahaya Aminu was passed on August 10.

Kano state judiciary said it submitted copies of the judgment to Falana’s representative on Wednesday.

According to Babajibo Ibrahim, the spokesman of the Judiciary, “The judiciary received a request from Mr Femi Falana’s representative on Tuesday and certified copies of the judgment were made available to him on Wednesday.”

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje had earlier said he was ready to sign the death warrant, if the convict failed to appeal the judgment at the expiration of the 30-day grace.

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