Death sentence: Ganduje briefs president Buhari on Kano blasphemy case

Death sentence: Ganduje briefs president Buhari on Kano blasphemy case

- Governor Ganduje has briefed President Buhari over the blasphemy case that attracted a death sentence in Kano state

- The briefing reportedly took place at the presidential villa in Abuja

- Ganduje also briefed the president about other issues in the state

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President Muhammadu Buhari has held a discussion with Governor Abdullahi Ganduje over the death sentence passed on a 22-year-old man by a Kano Upper Sharia Court for alleged blasphemy.

According to This Day newspaper, the discussion between the governor and the president occurred at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday, September 22.

Death sentence: President Buhari reacts to Kano blasphemy case
Many Nigerians have called on the federal government to intervene in the blasphemy case. Photo credits: The Sun
Source: UGC

The governor told reporters after the meeting that he briefed Buhari about a number of issues in Kano state, including the Shari’a Court’s verdict passed on the Kano singer.

Ganduje said he:

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“Updated the President on the blasphemy case in Kano”.

The Kano governor did not disclose the position of the president on the matter.

He also told reporters that he thanked Buhari for the federal government’s assistance in tackling the COVID19 pandemic in the state, Premium Times reported.

Ganduje claimed that Kano state is beginning to flatten the curve as shown by massive testing which yielded negative results. had reported that Ganduje declared his readiness to sign the execution order of 22-year-old Yahaya Sharif-Aminu who was sentenced to death by a Sharia court for alleged blasphemy.

Ganduje made the disclosure on Thursday, August 27, during a meeting with religious clerics in Kano state, The Nation reported.

He said he is in support of the death sentence passed on the singer for blasphemy, arguing that what the court did was right.

Meanwhile, the United States has condemned the death sentence passed on Yahaya Sharif-Aminu for alleged blasphemy.

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The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) in a statement on August 11, said the Nigerian government must overturn the death sentence.

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