Kano court sentences singer to death for blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad
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.
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 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.