An Upper Sharia Court, Rijiyar Lemo, in Kano, sentenced 9 persons: Abdul-Inyas, Hajiya Mairo and 7 others to death for blasphemy against the Prophet of Islam. The offence, committed in early June, triggered protest in Kano. The court where
the trial began was burnt down prompting the authorities to assign the case to another court.
A statement by the State Sharia Court of Appeal, said they were found guilty under section 110 and section 382b of the Sharia Penal Court law year 2000. The statement acknowledged that some Muslim faithful in Kano threatened violence if the accused were set free.
News of the judgment sparked jubilation by a section of Kano residents. Nigerians are now sharing their views about it on Twitter with the hashtag SaveKanoNine…… Obama is set to address d situation in a worldwide broadcast later today…..