The Kano state of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has sentenced a 22-year old man to death by hanging for blaspheming against Prophet Muhammad.
This judgement was made by an Upper Shari’a Court sitting at Hausawa Filin Hockey in Kano state, Nigeria.
The judge Khadi Aliyu Muhammad Kani, gave the verdict on Monday after finding Yahaya Aminu Sharif guilty as charged.
Mr Sharif, the 22-year old man who was 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.
When the song went viral, protestors burnt down the singer’s family home and led a procession to the Kano Hisbah Command’s headquarters where they demanded he be dealt with.
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