A Kano state high court (appeal division) has set aside the death sentence imposed on Yahya Sharif Aminu, a Kano-based singer, convicted for blasphemy.
Nuraddeen Sagir, the state chief judge, who presided over the case, delivered judgement on Thursday.
He said the trial was full of irregularities as the appellant was not given legal representation.
According to him, the judgement of an upper Sharia court contravened section 2-6-9 of the administration of criminal justice act.
The judge ordered that the case be re-tried at the same court and that the appellant should be given fair hearing.
Sagir also ordered that the appellant, who should be tried by another judge, should get full legal representation.