The musician sentenced to death for blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad by a Kano Shari’a Court, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, on Thursday, appealed the judgment.
The Kano musician, who was sentenced to death on August 10, 2020, was given 30 days by the court to appeal the judgment.
This depicts the time to appeal the judgment would lapse on September 9.
However, in a suit filed on Thursday at the Kano State High Court by his lawyer, Kola Alanipini, the musician expressed his satisfaction with the judgment of the Shari’a Court.
He further described the Kano State Penal Law 2000 as unconstitutional, having grossly violated and conflicted with the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999) as amended and having violated the Human Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights respectively.
Recall that the Kano musician was sentenced to death for one of his songs alleged to be blasphemous against Prophet Muhammad.
The singer was said to have shared the alleged song on WhatsApp in March.
A Kano Shari’a Court, therefore, found Aminu guilty and sentenced him to death by hanging.
The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, had also declared that he would not hesitate to sign the death warrant of the musician.
Aminu was said to be a member of the Islamic Tijjaniya sect and Faidha group.