BLASPHEMY: ‘DON’T EXECUTE AMINU,’ NBA WARNS GANDUJE
‘WE SHALL KEENLY MONITOR THE PROCESS’
BY EMEKA NWADIOKE
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has asked the Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje not to sign the warrant for the execution of convicted musician YAHAYA SHARIF-AMINU until he has exhausted his constitutional right of appeal against the judgement of the sharia court.
In a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Dr. Rapuluchukwu Ernest Nduka, the NBA said: Said NBA: “It is expected that the execution of the judgement and the signing of the warrant of execution will be stayed in order to allow Yahaya exhaust his constitutional right of Appeal.”
The lawyers’ body noted that an appeal has now been filed against the judgement, saying: “The Nigerian Bar Association has now been informed by Kola Alapini Esq, that an Appeal has now been filed on behalf of Yahaya, challenging the sentence of the Upper Sharia Court. The said Appeal No. K/37CA/2020 was filed on the 3rd day of September 2020 and duly served on the Attorney General of Kano State. It has been confirmed that the Attorney General of Kano State has since received the said notice of appeal.”
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