Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, 22, was guilty of committing blasphemy for a song he circulated via WhatsApp in March.
An Kano Upper Shari’a Court sitting at Hausawa Filin Hockey in Kano has sentenced a 22-year old man to death by hanging for blaspheming against Prophet Muhammad.
An online newspaper, Kano Focus, reported that the judge, Khadi Aliyu Muhammad Kani, gave the verdict on Monday after finding Yahaya Aminu Sharif guilty as charged.
Blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad: Kano court sentences singer Yahaya Aminu Sharif to death https://t.co/ubofAWtEvt
— Nigerian Tribune (@nigeriantribune) August 10, 2020
Mr Sharif, a resident of Sharifai in Kano metropolis was accused of committing blasphemy against the prophet in a song he circulated via WhatsApp in March 2020.
An Upper Shari’a Court sitting at Hausawa Quarters in Kano has sentenced a 22-year old singer Yahaya Aminu Sharif to death by hanging for blasphemy against Prophet of Muhammad. In his ruling on Monday, the Shari’a court Khadi, Aliyu Muhammad Kani, found… https://t.co/x2ALZcjyEt
— The Guardian Nigeria (@GuardianNigeria) August 10, 2020
Following the incidence, protestors burnt down the singer’s family home and led a procession to the Kano Hisbah Command’s headquarters.
According to the report, the court has also sentenced one Umar Farouq of Sharada area of Kano metropolis to 10 years imprisonment for making derogatory statements concerning the Almighty Allah in a public argument.