Photo of the Hausa singer sentenced to death by hanging for blasphemy

Following the sentence of the 22-year-old singer in Kano to death by hanging at the Kano Upper Shari’a court for blaspheming against Prophet Muhammad, Nigerians are still talking about the news.

Back in March, it was reported that youths in Kano state stormed the Kano Hisbah office and demanded that action be taken against Yahaya Sharif-Aminu for a song he composed, containing alleged derogatory comments attributed to the Prophet Muhammad.

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The youths warned that they will take laws into their hands if action is not taken.

Prior to the protest, the youths on Friday, February 28, stormed the family house of the singer located at Sharifai quarters in Kano Municipal Local Government Area, prompting them to flee their home. The house was then set ablaze by irate youths.

Yahaya has now been sentenced to death by hanging for the song. The presiding judge Khadi Aliyu Kani gave the guilty verdict on Monday, August 10, 2020. Read here

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The court also sentenced a man 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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