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Kano gets six new high court judges

Kano State government in its effort to ensure quick dispensation of justice and fair hearing, on Tuesday, confirmed the appointment of six new high court judges.

The judges were confirmed on Tuesday after all the processes for the appointment of high court judges were satisfied.

According to the announcement, those judges confirmed are Justices Abdurahman Maiwada, Maryam Sabo, Zuwaira Yusuf Ali, Jamilu Sulaiman, Sunusi Ma’aji and Hafsat Yayha Sani.

However, the first three were from the judiciary as they were former Magistrates while the last two were from the state Ministry of Justice, and Jamilu Sulaiman was chief registrar at the state High Court.

In the other news, a Upper Shariah court siting in Hausawa Filin Hockey in Kano State has on Monday sentenced a 30-year-old, Sharrif Yahaya to death by hanging for blasphemy against the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Another, Umar Farouq, 17-year-old, was also sentenced to ten years imprisonment for making a derogatory statement against his creator, Almighty Allah.

It was gathered that the duo was a die-hard follower of the Tijjaniyya sect, a Muslim sect.

The Presiding Judge, Muhammad Aliyu Kani gave the judgment on Monday after finding the persons guilty of the offences.

The Prosecutor, Inspector Yargoje in a First Information Report, FIR said Sharif was charged to court for insulting religious Creed contrary to section 382 (6) of Kano State Shariah Penal Code Law 2000.

“That you, Sharrif Yahaya, resident of Sharif quarters, Kano on 28/02/2020 between the hours of 20:00hrs to 23:00hrs with the intention to hurt the feelings of Muslim faithful made a post via WhatsApp group named “Gidan Umma Abiha” some abusive and degrading audio statements in which you called Prophet Muhammad PBUH a theist (Mushrik) who propagate Shrik and whose position is lower than that of INYASS in the hereafter.”

The convicts all pleaded guilty of the offences.

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