Blasphemy: Kano Sharia Court sentences singer to death by hanging

A 30-year-old musician, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu has been sentenced to death by hanging by an Upper Shari’a Court sitting in Kano State.

The trial Judge, Khadi Muhammad Ali-Kani, sentenced Sharif-Aminu to death by hanging for blasphemy.

Sharif-Aminu, a resident of Sharifai Quarters of Kano Municipal, was arraigned by the police on one-count charge of inciting religious creed.

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This, the police said was contrary to section 382 (6) of Kano State Sharia Panel Code Law 2000.

The Prosecution, Insp. Aminu Yar-Goje, informed the court that the musician committed the offence February 28.

Yar-Goje also disclosed that on the same date at about 8:00 p.m. and 11:50
p.m, the 30-year-old made a blashemous post via a WhatsApp group chat aimed at hurting the feelings of Muslims

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“The convict made blasphemous and degrading audio remarks against
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH),” he said.

Sharif-Aminu, however, pleaded guilty to the charge.

Ruling on the matter, Ali-Kani, sentenced the singer to death by hanging.

Quoting Section 382 of the Kano Sharia Panel Code Law 2000, Ali-Kani said the offence was against the Islamic Law.

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