Nigeria’s Kano Sharia court sentences man to death for blasphemy


A Kano Upper Shari’a Court on Monday sentenced a 22-year-old man to death by hanging for blaspheming against Prophet Muhammad.

The Presiding Judge, Khadi Aliyu Kani, gave the judgement after finding Yahaya Aminu Sharif guilty as charged.

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.

After the incident, protesters burnt down the singer’s family house and led a procession to the Kano Hisbah Command headquarters in protest against the singer’s action.

Recall that the court had also sentenced one Umar Farouq of Sharada quarters in Kano metropolis to 10 years’ imprisonment for making “derogatory statements concerning the Almighty Allah” in a public argument

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