Blasphemy: Court acquits 13-Year-Old Farouq

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A Kano State High Court of Appeal sitting at Audu Bako secretariat has upturned the conviction of one Faruq Umar who was earlier sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on offence of blasphemy against Allah.

Faruq Umar was convicted and sentenced to jail by upper Shari’a Court judge Aliyu Mohammad Kani, Filling Hockey division last year.

In his judgment on the appeal, Justice Nasiru Saminu, discharged and acquitted the Appellant on the basis that the judgment of the lower was lacking credibility.

Recall that while the judgement of Allyu Kani of Kano Upper Shari’a Court sentenced Farouq to jail, a musician, Sharif-Aminu, was also sentenced to death by hanging for “blasphemy” against Prophet Muhammad on August 10.

The duo were convicted based on Section 382 (b) of Kano penal code of 2000 after they were accused of committing blasphemy against the prophet of Islam.

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