Death sentence: Kano Judiciary submits case details to Falana



Kano State Judiciary says it has submitted certified copies of the Sharia Court judgment the Human Right activist, Mr Femi Falana, enable appeal the judgment that sentenced Aminu death by hanging blasphemy.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the development came less than seven days to the expiration of the 30-day grace the court granted the convict to appeal the judgment.

Mr Babajibo Ibrahim, the Spokesman of the Judiciary, spoke with NAN Thursday in Kano about the development.

Ibrahim said that certified copies of the judgment were presented to the Falana’s Wednesday in Kano.

explained that the Kano State Judiciary received an application by the human right activist, requesting details of the Sharia Court judgment, to enable appeal the judgment.

“The judiciary received a request Mr Femi Falana’s Tuesday and certified copies of the judgment were made available to Wednesday,’’ said.

It will recalled that a Sharia Court in Kano on Aug. 10, sentenced the 30-year-old Aminu to death by hanging after his conviction of blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad.

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, on Aug. 27, indicated his readiness to sign the death warrant, if the convict failed to appeal the judgment 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. (NAN)