A 22-year old singer Yahaya Aminu Sharif has been sentenced to death by hanging for blasphemy against Prophet of Muhammad by an Upper Shari’a Court sitting at Hausawa Quarters in Kano state.
In his ruling on Monday, the Shari’a court Khadi, Aliyu Muhammad Kani, found Sharif guilty of the one-count charge bordering on derogatory comment contained in one of his songs.
Sharif who is a resident of Sharifai quarters in Kano municipal, was accused of committing blasphemy against the prophet in a song that circulated in March 2020.
Sharif’s 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.