Singer sentenced to death over blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad

Singer sentenced to death over blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad

A Kano Upper Sharia Court sitting at Hausawa Filin Hockey in Kano has sentenced a 22-year old man to death by hanging for blaspheming against Prophet Muhammad.

Khadi Aliyu Muhammad Kani, the presiding Judge gave the verdict on Monday August 10th, after finding Yahaya Aminu Sharif guilty as charged.

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.

Following this incidence, Islam protestors have burnt down the singer’s family home and led a procession to the Kano Hisbah Command’s headquarters.

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.

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