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Kano Musician: Ganduje Set To Sign Death Warrant

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Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, is set to sign the execution warrant of a 30-year-old musician identified as Yahaya Sharif-Aminu.

Recall that Sharif-Aminu was sentenced to death by hanging by an Upper Shari’a Court for blasphemous remarks against Prophet Muhammad, under Section 382 (b) of the Kano State Penal Code Law 2000.

Speaking at a special stakeholder forum on Thursday, August 27, Ganduje said that he would not hesitate to sign the execution order at the expiration of the 30-day grace if the convict failed to appeal the judgment.

“If the 30 days elapsed and the convict has not appealed; and there is no evidence that he had appealed; I will not waste time in signing the warrant for the execution of the man who blasphemed our Holy Prophet of Islam.

“Lawyers just told us that the case could go up to the Supreme Court. So if that happens, I will not waste time to abide by the verdict right away,” he said.‎

He also lamented the fact that the issue of blasphemy was taking to its toll in recent times, adding that the government would not rest on its oars until it has addressed the menace.

 

 

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