Nigerians React As Kano Sharia Court Sentences Singer To Death For Blasphemy Against Prophet Muhammad


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Many Nigerians have reacted to the judgement of an Upper Sharia court in Kano state which sentenced a 22-year-old singer to death by hanging for blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad.

It would be recalled that the young man, Yahaya Aminu Sharif was sentenced on Monday, August 10 in an upper Sharia court sitting in Hausawa Quarters in Kano state.

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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 was arrested after a protest by hundreds of angry youths in the state where they threatened to take laws into their hands over the song he circulated via WhatsApp in March 2020.

Prior to the protest, the youths on 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.

According to Channels TV, Sharif has 30 days to appeal his judgment.

The news has since sparked outrage from both foreigners and Nigerians who found the news disturbing and a ‘human rights violation’.

See some reactions from Twitter users below;

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