Blasphemy: Sharia Council Asks Kano Govt To Execute Death Sentence On 22-Year-Old Singer
Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria has asked Kano state Government to execute court judgement that sentenced 22-year-old singer Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, to death by hanging for blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad.
In an Upper Sharia court ruling last week, the court’s Khadi, Aliyu Muhammad Kani, found Sharif guilty of the one-count charge bordering on derogatory comment contained in one of his songs.
The council in a statement released by its secretary Nafi’u Baba-Ahmad, berated those asking for the convict to be pardoned.
It added that the case is purely an Islamic affair and in consonance with the religion, culture and wishes of not only the people of Kano but the majority of the population of Nigeria who are Muslims.
The statement reads;
The calls by some so-called human rights groups to pardon the culprit should not deter the state government from doing the right thing. This case is purely an Islamic affair, in consonance with the religion, culture and wishes of not only the people of Kano, but the majority of the population of Nigeria who are Muslims.
The council further wishes to emphatically remind all Nigerians especially the secular human rights groups that the judgement is in line with the Supreme Court judgement.