The Islamic singer, Yahya who was convicted for Blasphemy and sentenced to death got judgment overturned

Yahya Sheri Aminu a 22-years-old kano based singer who was sentenced to death by hanging got judgment overturned

Recall on August 2020, The upper sharia court sitting in filling Hockey area of Kano said Yahya guilty of committing blasphemy for a song he circulated via WhatsApp in March and hereby sentenced to death by hanging

However, on Thursday, January 21st the sentenced was reversed by the chief justice of Kano state Nurudeen Sugir stating that the trial was full of irregularities as the singer was denied access to legal representation during trial

adding that the judgment of upper sharia Court contravened section 2-6-9 of the Administration of criminals Justice Act

He hereby orders a fresh trial of the case which will allow Yahya to have access to legal representation and should be carried out in the same court under different judge

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