Sharia Court In Kano Sentences Man To Death For Alleged Blasphemy

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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.

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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.

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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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