Blasphemy Doesn’t Exist Underneath Nigerian Constitutional Legal guidelines – Human Rights Lawyer, Alapinni Reacts To Homicide Of Sokoto Scholar, Deborah, Knocks Presidential Aspirant, Atiku

Kola Alapinni, a human rights lawyer, has mentioned blasphemy doesn’t exist below Nigeria’s constitutional legal

Kola Alapinni, a human rights lawyer, has mentioned blasphemy doesn’t exist below Nigeria’s constitutional legal guidelines, though some northern Muslim states recognise it below their Sharia legislation.
The lawyer, who had previously defended these accused of blasphemy in lots of Nigerian courts, additionally demanded justice for a feminine scholar of the Shehu Shagari School of Schooling in‪ Sokoto State, Deborah Yakubu, after she was killed for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

SaharaReporters had reported how Deborah was violently stoned to dying and later set ablaze by the offended mob who have been principally college students of the school.
In an announcement on Friday, Alapinni berated Atiku Abubakar, presidential hopeful on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) for deleting social media posts condemning the killing of Deborah.
The assertion learn, “We had barely left the Courtroom of Enchantment, Kano Division yesterday after we heard of the grotesque homicide of Ms. Deborah Yakubu, a scholar of the Shehu Shagari School of Schooling, Sokoto for making an allegedly blasphemous assertion. Mockingly, we have been on the Courtroom of Enchantment to argue the attraction of Yahaya Aminu-Sharif (popularly referred to as the Kano singer).
“Sadly, after over a yr of delays and set-backs, the court docket couldn’t type a quorum yesterday. Two judges have been unavoidably absent yesterday attributable to emergencies.
“Yahaya Sharif-Aminu and Omar Farouq Bashir had been sentenced by a Sharia Courtroom in Filin Hockey, Kano in August 2020 by the identical decide, the identical day for making blasphemous statements. Omar Farouq received ten years imprisonment; Yayaha received the dying penalty. We received each penalties quashed. Omar was let out. Yahaya was to be retried on the Sharia Courtroom, therefore we appealed.
“If the attraction had gone forward yesterday, it meant as we might have been difficult the state on the inconsistency of the Sharia Legislation with the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the hypocrisy of the non secular legal guidelines and different constitutional points; a younger woman was being stoned and burnt to dying in Sokoto over the identical points.
“When the chips have been down, the state couldn’t defend the sufferer. The varsity safety workers have been overwhelmed by the mob motion. Jungle justice grew to become the order of the day.
“The underside line is that Nigeria has signed as much as some worldwide devices just like the African Constitution on Human and Political Rights (The African Constitution), the Worldwide Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and naturally the Structure of Nigeria as it’s, is the bottom norm. The Sharia Penal Code, some points of the Sharia Legal guidelines and its utility are incompatible to the Legal guidelines of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. They can not stand.
“There’s nothing like blasphemy below Nigerian Legal guidelines. The state authorities hides below a bit of its Sharia legal guidelines that punish inciting statements or insulting statements to Prophet Muhammad. It must be examined on the Enchantment Courtroom and even on the Supreme Courtroom. It is going to be…

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