The Kano State Chief Judge, Nuraddeen Sagir, on Thursday, reserved judgment on an appeal filed by a 30-year-old musician, Sharrif Yahaya, sentenced to death for blasphemy by a Shariah Court in the state.
The judgment day is to be communicated to the counsels.
The Kano High Court (Appeal Division) equally reserved judgment on the appeals filed by a minor (a 10-year-old boy), and 17-year-old Umar Farouq, who were sent to jail for blasphemy.
They had dragged the Kano State Government and iAttorney General before the Kano State High Court challenging their conviction on blasphemy charges by the Sharia Court in the state.
Kola Alanipinni, the lawyer to the convicts, and counsel for the state, Aisha Mahmud, adopted their briefs.
The convicts counsel wanted the judgment of the Sharia Court declared unconstitutional, null, and void and quash it because the sentences was a violation of their constitutional rights to freedom of expression and religion.
Aisha Mahmud argued otherwise, and insisted the sentences affirmed.