fbpx

info@lawreporterslive.com

27.1 C
Abuja
Friday, October 22, 2021

Blasphemy: Tight security as court begins appeal sitting in Kano

Must read

Court temporarily halts re-trial of Orji Uzor Kalu over alleged N17.1bn fraud

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the re-arraignment of former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu in an alleged N7.1bn money-laundering charges...

Ayade swears in Justice Akon Ikpeme as Cross River Chief Judge

Twice rejected by the State House of Assembly for being a security threat Justice Akon Bassey Ikpeme was on Monday sworn-in by Cross River...

Court orders forfeiture of Yari’s N284m to FG

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered a final forfeiture of about N284, 306, 294.04 linked to a former governor of Zamfara,...

Court reverses dismissal of 3 police officers, orders recall

Justice Elizabeth Oji of the Lagos Judicial division of the National Industrial Court has nullified the purported dismissal of Mufutau Olaosun, Temitope Adebayo, and...

There was tight security around Kano High Court premises on Thursday as its appeal division is about to commence hearing on two appeal cases of Blasphemy before it.

The court had fixed Thursday, November 26, 2020 for definite hearing in the two cases after the earlier adjournment following the inability of the Appellant lawyers to attend the last court sitting.

The two cases sets for hearing are those of 22-year-old Yahaya Aminu Sharif sentenced to death by an Upper Shariah court and a 13-year-old Umar Faruk sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.

At the court’s last sitting in October, the appellant lawyers who were to come in from Lagos could not do so ‘due to some challenges’ the court was told so through one Zubairu Suleiman Usman (not a lawyer) who stood up when the case was mentioned.

Usman told the court that the lawyers reached out to him, asking him to inform the court that they want the case to be rescheduled for 26-30th of November.

The respondents lead lawyer, the attorney general of Kano state, Musa Abdullahi Lawal told the court of their intention to file an application to enable them serve the appellants through substituted means so that they can respond at next adjourned date.

In his ruling, Justice Nasiru Saminu acknowledged that the #EndSars riots in Lagos then and due to the sensitive nature of the case also accepted the message sent through the messenger before adjourning the matter to November 26 for definite hearing.

- Advertisement -

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest article

Court temporarily halts re-trial of Orji Uzor Kalu over alleged N17.1bn fraud

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the re-arraignment of former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu in an alleged N7.1bn money-laundering charges...

Ayade swears in Justice Akon Ikpeme as Cross River Chief Judge

Twice rejected by the State House of Assembly for being a security threat Justice Akon Bassey Ikpeme was on Monday sworn-in by Cross River...

Court orders forfeiture of Yari’s N284m to FG

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered a final forfeiture of about N284, 306, 294.04 linked to a former governor of Zamfara,...

Court reverses dismissal of 3 police officers, orders recall

Justice Elizabeth Oji of the Lagos Judicial division of the National Industrial Court has nullified the purported dismissal of Mufutau Olaosun, Temitope Adebayo, and...

Court acquits lawyer of stealing N50.2m from Domino Stores

An Ikeja High Court on Wednesday acquitted a lawyer, Yetunde Sousa, accused of stealing N50.2Million from Dominos Stores and Ozone Cinemas. Delivering judgment, Justice Raliat...