Kano Sharia Court Sentences Musician To Death For Blasphemy Against Prophet Muhammad In Song
An Upper Shari’a Court sitting at Hausawa Quarters in Kano state has sentenced a 22-year old singer, Yahaya Aminu Sharif to death by hanging for blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad.
In his ruling on Monday, the Shari’a court Khadi, Aliyu Muhammad Kani, found Sharif guilty of the one-count charge bordering on derogatory comment contained in one of his songs, Guardian reports.
Sharif was arrested after a protest by hundreds of angry youths in the state where they threatened to take laws into their hands over the song he circulated via WhatsApp in March 2020.
They accused the government and security agencies of undue protection and failure to act appropriately against Sharif.
The irate youths had earlier razed down the family house of the singer after he went into hiding when they invaded the resident.