Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has lauded the judgement by an upper Shari’a Court sitting in Kano State that sentenced nine persons to death for blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed.
This was contained in a statement signed by Halilu Dantiye, Director general of media and communications to the governor of Kano state, where the Kano state goevernment hailed the judgement as a triumph of the rule of law.
The nine person were alleged and convicted under Section 110 and 382B of the state Shari’a Criminal Procedure Law, 2000.
It was remarked by the state government, noting that the verdict was a clear pointer to the fact that whoever breaks the law of the land will never go unpunished.
The statement also thanked Muslim clerics for helping to mellow frayed nerves and for preaching understanding, while it also appreciated the masses for not taking the law into their hand despite “unwarranted provocation”.
The Kano state government mounted praises on the Shari’a Court for handling the case meticulously and for disposing in good time, refraining from subjecting it to unnecessary delay.
The state government also expressed it hoped that this would serve as a deterrent to defaulters who feel they can breach peace in the state.
Governor Ganduje’s administration finally resolved to look into the existing law which provides for the regulation of preaching and preachers in the state through the House of Assembly.