The verdict of an Higher Sharia Court docket in Kano State, to condemn a musician, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, to demise for blaspheming Prophet Mohammed, has been met with grievance from more than a few individuals and Humaran rights teams.
In an interview with newsmen, the teams described the penalty as anti-poor, questioning what number of corrupt politicians have been convicted via Sharia courts within the nation.
A Senior Recommend of Nigeria, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, stated the judgment used to be unconstitutional and can be put aside on enchantment.
Adegboruwa stated, “I feel clearly the Kano court docket erred considerably in regulation. If a person expresses his view thru WhatsApp relating to any subject in anyway, the worst that may occur to that guy is to institute an motion towards him for libel. The judgment is a contravention of the elemental rights of that guy, which I’m positive can be quashed on enchantment.
He famous that demise sentence used to be now not widespread national as it does now not defeat crime as such.
He stated the ones offences that elevate demise sentence, reminiscent of homicide, armed theft, treasonable criminal, are nonetheless going down.
He added that what countries at the moment are doing is to reform other people as an alternative of a watch for a watch, which is the previous regulation of Moses.
Additionally, Civil rights teams expressed anger over the demise sentence, thru its convener, Unfastened Nigeria Coalition, Raphael Adebayo.
Adebayo described the improvement as an abuse of on state energy, including that it threaten’s the legitimacy of Nigeria’s union as a democratic republic.
He stated, “Since when did it grow to be ok to homicide bizarre other people on this nation merely on account of what they utter or write? It will appear that there’s one regulation for the wealthy and any other one for the deficient.
“It’s merely unacceptable and this barbarism gifts a possibility for the incumbent govt on the federal degree to redeem its soul via demonstrating its price for the common Nigerian lifestyles, and the supremacy of the Nigerian charter, above all else.”
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