Blasphemy: Singer sentenced to death by hanging in Kano

A 22-year old singer, Yahaya Aminu Sharif, has been sentenced to death by hanging in Kano state. understands that a Sharia court in the Hausawa Filin Hockey area of the state on Monday ruled that Sharif was guilty of blasphemy against Prophet of Muhammad in a song circulated through WhatsApp.

He did not deny the one-count charge bordering on the derogatory comment.

Sharif, a resident of Sharifai quarters in Kano municipal, was accused of committing blasphemy in March 2020.

His action came to public knowledge on 4th of March, 2020, when hundreds of angry youths stormed the Kano Hisbah board headquarters in protest against what they considered an uncomplimentary assault on prophet Muhammad.

The youths accused 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 his disappearance when they invaded the resident.

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