27 August 2020 by Abdullahi jalaluddeen
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has expressed his readiness to sign the death sentence judgement by an Upper Sharia Court in Kano on blasphemy by a 22-year old, Aminu Yahaya Sharif. Ganduje, stated this while briefing journalists at the Government House Kano. He said the judgment was important for the security of the State and the nation in general. “What the Court did is absolutely right and we support it completely. The Governor explained that the man who committed the offence confessed to be a follower of a particular Islamic Sect but adherents of the Sect rejected him. According to him, the State Government has accepted the death sentence verdict and the rule of law surrounding the case. “I will not waste time in signing the warrant for the execution of the man who blasphemed our Holy Prophet of Islam,” he assured. He also commended the Court that handled the case and the society for not fomenting trouble when the case was in the court. “Lawyers just told us that the case could go up to Supreme Court so if that happens, I will not waste time in approving the verdict right away. Present at the briefing were the Commissioner of Police, Director State Security Service (DSS), Representative of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Eze of Kano Chief Boniface Ibekwe, Representatives of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Representatives of Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria (MULAN), Comptroller of Kano Correctional Centre, among others.