Appeal court sets aside death sentence against singer Sharif Aminu, orders retrial

An Appeal Court hearing the case of a Singer, Yahya Sharif Aminu who allegedly blasphemed against Islam has been set aside the appeal and ordered another trial of the matter.

The Presiding judge Justice Nuradeen Sagir who is the State Chief Judge and his Co-panellist, Justice Nasiru Saminu, ruled that the first trial was full of irregularities and that the appellant was not given a fair legal representation.

They submitted that the judgement by an Upper Sharia Court Hausawa Filin Hockey contravenes section 2-6-9 of the ACJN and that was done in nullity.

The presiding judges ordered that the case be re-tried at the same court but that the appellant be given a fair hearing and full legal representation.

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