The Nigerian Bar Affiliation, NBA has stated that the go to by its delegation has helped to avoid wasting and protect the lifetime of Kano State musician,Yahaya Sharif-Aminu who was sentenced to demise by a Kano State Excessive Court docket.
“The tip results of our mission was profitable,”NBA’s 1st Nationwide Vice President, Mr. John Aikpokpo-Martins Esq stated.
The authorized practitioner spoke with our correspondent through the NBA Effurun Department month-to-month assembly in Delta State.
In response to Aikpokpo-Martins, the musician was denied entry to attorneys. He added that attorneys have been additionally prevented from seeing him.
“That’s in opposition to the constitutional provisions of the authorized follow. Each particular person charged for a felony offence will need to have to a lawyer. Since we’re listening to reviews that he’s being denied entry to attorneys, we went there to confirm whether or not or not, there was entry to him by attorneys.
“Ultimately, after we received there, we found actually that we couldn’t have entry to him and the Jail Officers additionally informed us that attorneys haven’t had entry to him since he was sentenced to demise.
“Even at trial, he had no lawyer. That was very shameful to say the least. However our going there put the matter to public area and has made it a critical situation.
“Earlier than we went, attorneys have been additionally attempting to get the paperwork and information of proceedings in order that they may enchantment, however they couldn’t get it. However fortunately, after we went there, that they had all these papers. They’ve appealed the judgement.”
Whereas noting that it isn’t the responsibility of the NBA to signify the musician in Court docket besides there may be the necessity to take action, Aikpokpo-Martins stated, “He(musician) has attorneys who will signify him.
“So, the explanation we went really was to see whether or not or not he was being denied entry to attorneys and which was confirmed to be true. On the long term, our getting there yielded outcomes.
“We don’t know whether or not he had entry to attorneys as we converse however no less than, he was capable of file an enchantment and his life was preserved as a result of if not, I feel it was alleged to be 10th of September that he would have accomplished 30 days and the governor of Kano State stated that if there was no enchantment inside that 30 days, he was going to execute the person. However fortunately, there was an enchantment and that has saved his life. It was fairly profitable.
He urged the Press to comply with up and monitor the matter to a logical conclusion.