Singer to die by hanging in Kano over blasphemous lyrics

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A 22-years-old singer, Yahaya Aminu Sharif, whose song allegedly blasphemed Prophet Muhammad, has been sentenced to death by hanging by a Kano Upper Shari’a Court.

The judge, Khadi Aliyu Muhammad Kani, reportedly gave the verdict today August 10 after finding Yahaya Aminu Sharif guilty as charged.

Sharif, a member of the Islamic Tijjaniya sect and Faidha group, composed a song blaspheming Prophet Mohammed and circulated it through WhatsApp in March 2020. The song provoked the residents of the state who got angry over the song and began a protest. They burnt down the singer’s family home and led a procession to the Kano Hisbah Command’s headquarters demanding that he must be tried.

After several days in the court, the Judge found him guilty and sentenced him to death by hanging. He, however, has 30 days to appeal the judgment.

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