The upper Sharia Court has sentenced 9 people to death for blasphemy. The nine people including Sheik Abdul Nyas were sentenced to death over blasphemous and inciting statements on the prophet of Islam.
This was made known in Kano by the Spokesperson of the Kano Sharia Courts, Ibrahim Baba-Jibo while addressing a news conference. After series of hearing, the Kano State Upper Sharia Court, under the Section 110 and section 382B of the sharia Penal Code 2000, the accused persons were sentenced to death.
However four other persons : Alkassim Abubakar, Yahaya Abubakar, Isa Abubakar and Abdulahi Abubakar were not found wanting as they were discharged and acquitted. This will be done as soon as the State Governor appends his signature on their execution form.