Death Sentence on Blasphemy: The Legality of the Shar’iah Court’s Judgement

Nigeria is an entity situated in a multifaceted society where cultural, religious and social propagation are largely welcomed and constitutionally endorsed. This unassailable factor (of course) reflects further in our legal system so much so that it has bequeathed the country with a pluralistic legal system. Hence, the influence of the cultural and religious practices (which includes Shari’ah) cannot be overshadowed in our legal system. Thanks to antecedents – from which various statutes were enacted. Two of which include the Kano State Shari’ah Penal Code Law and Shari’ah Penal Code that the Kano State Upper Shari’ah Court based its decision and sentencing. This article shall sail on the voyage of the legality of the court decision vis-à-vis the Nigerian legal system.